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Publications [#319048] of Dan Ariely

Journal Articles

  1. Mann, H; Garcia-Rada, X; Hornuf, L; Tafurt, J; Ariely, D, Cut From the Same Cloth: Similarly Dishonest Individuals Across Countries, Journal of Cross Cultural Psychology, vol. 47 no. 6 (July, 2016), pp. 858-874, SAGE Publications [doi]
    (last updated on 2020/02/24)

    Abstract:
    © 2016, © The Author(s) 2016. Norms for dishonest behaviors vary across societies, but whether this variation is related to differences in individuals’ core tendencies toward dishonesty is unknown. We compare individual dishonesty on a novel task across 10 participant samples from five countries varying in corruption and cultural values. In each country, a die-rolling task was administered to students at major public universities and the general public in coffee shops. A separate group of participants in each country predicted that dishonesty would vary across countries and demonstrated a home country dishonesty bias. In contrast to predictions from independent samples, observed dishonesty was limited in magnitude and similar across countries. We found no meaningful relationships between dishonesty on our task and macro-level indicators, including corruption ratings and cultural values. These findings suggest that individuals around the world are similarly dishonest at their core.


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