The (Dis)honesty Project
From political lies and fake news to financial fraud, plagiarism, and infidelity, dishonesty seems to be a universal part of the “post-truth” world we live in. Going far beyond scandalous headlines, cheating isn’t just happening on a newsworthy scale, it’s happening in small ways everywhere. It’s human nature to lie, we all do it! But little fibs can snowball into large-scale problems with major implications for society. Studies have shown that we don’t really understand the causes and complexities of dishonesty. Research also indicates that reminding people and ourselves about our own morality makes us behave better.
The (Dis)Honesty Project hopes to create a safe space where we can explore the complicated truth(s) of the matter, improving our own behavior and that of the world around us. The project is a partnership between bestselling author and social scientist Dan Ariely and SALTY Features.
The Project’s initiatives include: