January 6th, 2012

geek, Luke

Month of Interesting Things Day #6: Our Buggy Moral Code

Today, I am posting a link to this video about behavioral economics, which is a fascinating field of study, by the way. This guy, Dan Ariely, talks about our buggy moral code. He has done a lot of different experiments about cheating, and what causes us to cheat, and what causes us to stop cheating. He actually found that students were more prone to cheat or to not cheat at all depending on what sweatshirt another student in the study was wearing. It's true. Check it out. The video is only 16 minutes long, but it seems like less than that.