I’ve heard of Dan Ariely from Freakonomics. Freakonomics talks about his Behavioral Economics research quite “freakwently” (see what i did there!?) on a number of different topics that range from lying, dating, paying taxes and even quitting.
Imagine my surprise that there’s this Netflix documentary called (Dis)honesty: The Truth about Lies. This documentary is an in depth dive about lying. It’s like an extended TedTalk (a TedDoc!). Ariely will talk about some principle from his research followed by real occurrences of the principle in action taken from society. The behavioral experiments in the lab leads to more discoveries about the social interactions and gives potential insight on why lying/cheating/dishonesty happens.
- Viral Marketing Campaign.
- Mom lies for trying to send kids to a better school district.
- Stock Market Insider trading.
- A wife using Ashley Madison to find attention from another man.
- NBA gambling.
- Accounting Fraud at MCI.
- Honesty Shops in India.
- Nudge Unit in UK.
This is a pretty great documentary about lying and dishonesty and their effects on the person committing the act of dishonesty.