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Where's The Line Between Cheating A Little and Cheating A Lot?

NPR | June 20, 2014 5:50 a.m.

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Behavorial economist Dan Ariely speaks at TED.

Behavorial economist Dan Ariely speaks at TED.

Asa Mathat, Courtesy of TED

Part 1 of the TED Radio Hour episode Why We Lie.

About Dan Ariely’s TEDTalk

Behavioral economist Dan Ariely explains the hidden reasons we think it’s okay to cheat or steal. He says we’re predictably irrational — and can be influenced in ways we don’t even realize.

About Dan Ariely

Behavioral economist Dan Ariely is a professor at Duke University. He’s the author of Predictably Irrational and The Upside of Irrationality. Ariely studies how emotional states, moral codes and peer pressure affect our ability to make rational and often extremely important decisions in our daily lives. He’s also a visiting professor in MIT’s Program in Media Arts and Sciences and a founding member of the Center for Advanced Hindsight.

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