Events at Reed

January 28, 2014

Behavioral Economics Lecture Series: Dan Ariely, “The Truth About Dishonesty: A Behavioral Economics Perspective on Cheating, Lying, and Feeling Good about It”

7 p.m., Vollum lecture hall

Why do we overvalue things that we’ve created? Why do we fudge the truth in some cases but not others? What are the forces that influence our behavior? Dan Ariely, James B. Duke Professor of Psychology & Behavioral Economics at Duke University, is dedicated to answering these questions (and others) in order to help people live more sensible—if not rational—lives. Ariely is the author of the New York Times bestsellers Predictably Irrational (2008), The Upside of Irrationality (2010), and The Honest Truth About Dishonesty (2012). Cosponsored by the Reed psychology and economics departments, learn more about the Behavioral Economics Lecture Series online