5 Jun 2022

Is dishonesty really contagious?

From Sunday Morning, 10:40 am on 5 June 2022

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A recent university study in Scientific American suggested that people tend to lie when they're in groups, especially when profit is concerned. And we've probably all seen examples of people collaborating and engaging in mutual dishonest acts.

The good news is that there is a limit to this deceit, which suggests people do care about moral considerations... at least to some extent.

Victoria University Professor of Psychology Marc Wilson is with us to discuss whether dishonesty really is contagious, what's going on in society that's leading to gun crime in New Zealand and abroad, and why is it harder in the current milieu for men to have close friendships with other men?

Liar, lying

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