The Honest Truth About Dishonesty

The Honest Truth About Dishonesty
Author: Dr. Dan Ariely
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2013-06-18
ISBN 10: 0062298550
ISBN 13: 9780062298553
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Honest Truth About Dishonesty Book Review:

The New York Times bestselling author of Predictably Irrational and The Upside of Irrationality returns with thought-provoking work to challenge our preconceptions about dishonesty and urge us to take an honest look at ourselves. Does the chance of getting caught affect how likely we are to cheat? How do companies pave the way for dishonesty? Does collaboration make us more honest or less so? Does religion improve our honesty? Most of us think of ourselves as honest, but, in fact, we all cheat. From Washington to Wall Street, the classroom to the workplace, unethical behavior is everywhere. None of us is immune, whether it's the white lie to head off trouble or padding our expense reports. In The (Honest) Truth About Dishonesty, award-winning, bestselling author Dan Ariely turns his unique insight and innovative research to the question of dishonesty. Generally, we assume that cheating, like most other decisions, is based on a rational cost-benefit analysis. But Ariely argues, and then demonstrates, that it's actually the irrational forces that we don't take into account that often determine whether we behave ethically or not. For every Enron or political bribe, there are countless puffed résumés, hidden commissions, and knockoff purses. In The (Honest) Truth About Dishonesty, Ariely shows why some things are easier to lie about; how getting caught matters less than we think; and how business practices pave the way for unethical behavior, both intentionally and unintentionally. Ariely explores how unethical behavior works in the personal, professional, and political worlds, and how it affects all of us, even as we think of ourselves as having high moral standards. But all is not lost. Ariely also identifies what keeps us honest, pointing the way for achieving higher ethics in our everyday lives. With compelling personal and academic findings, The (Honest) Truth About Dishonesty will change the way we see ourselves, our actions, and others.

The Honest Truth about Dishonesty

The  Honest  Truth about Dishonesty
Author: Dan Ariely
Publsiher: HarperCollins Publishers
Total Pages: 285
Release: 2012
ISBN 10: 9780007477326
ISBN 13: 0007477325
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Honest Truth about Dishonesty Book Review:

Ariely, a behavioral economist and a "New York Times"-bestselling author, examines the contradictory forces that drive people to cheat and maintain honesty, in this groundbreaking look at the way people behave.

The Irrational Bundle

The Irrational Bundle
Author: Dr. Dan Ariely
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 798
Release: 2013-03-12
ISBN 10: 0062288741
ISBN 13: 9780062288745
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Irrational Bundle Book Review:

Dan Ariely's three New York Times bestselling books on his groundbreaking behavioral economics research, Predictably Irrational, The Upside of Irrationality, and The (Honest) Truth About Dishonesty, are now available for the first time in a single volume.

Irrationally Yours

Irrationally Yours
Author: Dr. Dan Ariely
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2015-05-19
ISBN 10: 006238001X
ISBN 13: 9780062380012
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Irrationally Yours Book Review:

Three-time New York Times bestselling author Dan Ariely teams up with legendary The New Yorker cartoonist William Haefeli to present an expanded, illustrated collection of his immensely popularWall Street Journal advice column, “Ask Ariely”. Behavioral economist Dan Ariely revolutionized the way we think about ourselves, our minds, and our actions in his books Predictably Irrational, The Upside of Irrationality, and The Honest Truth about Dishonesty. Ariely applies this scientific analysis of the human condition in his “Ask Ariely” Q & A column in the Wall Street Journal, in which he responds to readers who write in with personal conundrums ranging from the serious to the curious: What can you do to stay calm when you’re playing the volatile stock market? What’s the best way to get someone to stop smoking? How can you maximize the return on your investment at an all-you-can-eat buffet? Is it possible to put a price on the human soul? Can you ever rationally justify spending thousands of dollars on a Rolex? In Ask Ariely, a broad variety of economic, ethical, and emotional dilemmas are explored and addressed through text and images. Using their trademark insight and wit, Ariely and Haefeli help us reflect on how we can reason our way through external and internal challenges. Readers will laugh, learn, and most importantly gain a new perspective on how to deal with the inevitable problems that plague our daily life.

Skagboys

Skagboys
Author: Irvine Welsh
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 560
Release: 2012-04-19
ISBN 10: 1409028232
ISBN 13: 9781409028239
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Skagboys Book Review:

BEFORE TRAINSPOTTING CAME SKAGBOYS The Number One Bestseller Mark Renton has it all: he’s good-looking, young, with a pretty girlfriend and a bright future. But there’s no room for him in the 1980s and when his family starts to fracture, Mark’s life swings out of control. The way out is heroin. It’s no better for his friends – Spud Murphy is laid off from his job, Tommy Lawrence finds himself sucked into a life of petty crime, violence and the world of the psychotic Franco Begbie. Only Sick Boy seems to ride the current, scamming and hustling his way through it all. Exhilarating and moving, Skagboys charts their journey from likely lads to young addicts in a decade which changed Britain forever.

The Honest Truth

The Honest Truth
Author: Dan Gemeinhart
Publsiher: Scholastic UK
Total Pages: 107
Release: 2015-03-05
ISBN 10: 1910002143
ISBN 13: 9781910002148
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Honest Truth Book Review:

Mark has been in and out of hospital his whole life - and he's fed up. So when his cancer returns, he decides he's had enough. Running away with his dog Beau, he sets out to climb a mountain - and it's only when he's left everything behind that Mark realises he has everything to live for.

Cheating Lessons

Cheating Lessons
Author: James M. Lang
Publsiher: Harvard University Press
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2013-09-02
ISBN 10: 0674726235
ISBN 13: 9780674726239
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cheating Lessons Book Review:

Cheating Lessons is a guide to tackling academic dishonesty at its roots. James Lang analyzes the features of course design and classroom practice that create cheating opportunities, and empowers teachers to build more effective learning environments. Instructors who curb academic dishonesty become better educators in other ways as well.

Dishonest Behavior From Theory to Practice

Dishonest Behavior  From Theory to Practice
Author: Guy Hochman,Shahar Ayal,Dan Ariely
Publsiher: Frontiers Media SA
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2016-11-17
ISBN 10: 2889450279
ISBN 13: 9782889450275
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dishonest Behavior From Theory to Practice Book Review:

The rapidly growing field of behavioral ethics shows that dishonest acts are highly prevalent in all walks of life, from corruption among politicians through flagrant cases of doping in sports, to everyday slips and misdemeanors of ordinary people who nevertheless perceive themselves as highly moral. When considered cumulatively, these seemingly innocuous and ordinary unethical behaviors cause considerable societal damage and add up to billions of dollars annually. Research in behavioral ethics has made tremendous advances in characterizing many contextual and social factors that promote or hinder dishonesty. These findings have prompted the development of interventions to curb dishonesty and to help individuals become more committed to ethical standards. The current e-book includes studies that test and advance current theory and deepen our understanding of the cognitive and physiological processes underlying dishonest behavior, discuss possible implications of findings in behavioral ethics research for real life situations, document dishonest behavior in the field and/or directly examines interventions to reduce it.

Why We Lie

Why We Lie
Author: David Livingstone Smith
Publsiher: Macmillan
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2007-08-07
ISBN 10: 1466821507
ISBN 13: 9781466821507
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Why We Lie Book Review:

Deceit, lying, and falsehoods lie at the very heart of our cultural heritage. Even the founding myth of the Judeo-Christian tradition, the story of Adam and Eve, revolves around a lie. We have been talking, writing and singing about deception ever since Eve told God, "The serpent deceived me, and I ate." Our seemingly insatiable appetite for stories of deception spans the extremes of culture from King Lear to Little Red Riding Hood, retaining a grip on our imaginations despite endless repetition. These tales of deception are so enthralling because they speak to something fundamental in the human condition. The ever-present possibility of deceit is a crucial dimension of all human relationships, even the most central: our relationships with our very own selves. Now, for the first time, philosopher and evolutionary psychologist David Livingstone Smith elucidates the essential role that deception and self-deception have played in human--and animal--evolution and shows that the very structure of our minds has been shaped from our earliest beginnings by the need to deceive. Smith shows us that by examining the stories we tell, the falsehoods we weave, and the unconscious signals we send out, we can learn much about ourselves and how our minds work. Readers of Richard Dawkins and Steven Pinker will find much to intrigue them in this fascinating book, which declares that our extraordinary ability to deceive others--and even our own selves--"lies" at the heart of our humanity.

Dollars and Sense

Dollars and Sense
Author: Dr. Dan Ariely,Jeff Kreisler
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2017-11-07
ISBN 10: 0062651226
ISBN 13: 9780062651228
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dollars and Sense Book Review:

Why is paying for things painful? Why are we comfortable overpaying for something in the present just because we’ve overpaid for it in the past? Why is it easy to pay $4 for a soda on vacation, when we wouldn’t spend more than $1 on that same soda at our local grocery store? We think of money as numbers, values, and amounts, but when it comes down to it, when we actually use our money, we engage our hearts more than our heads. Emotions play a powerful role in shaping our financial behavior, often making us our own worst enemies as we try to save, access value, and spend responsibly. In Dollars and Sense, bestselling author and behavioral economist Dan Ariely teams up with financial comedian and writer Jeff Kreisler to challenge many of our most basic assumptions about the precarious relationship between our brains and our money. In doing so, they undermine many of personal finance’s most sacred beliefs and explain how we can override some of our own instincts to make better financial choices. Exploring a wide range of everyday topics—from the lure of pain-free spending with credit cards to the pitfalls of household budgeting to the seductive power of holiday sales—Ariely and Kreisler demonstrate how our misplaced confidence in our spending habits frequently leads us astray, costing us more than we realize, whether it’s the real value of the time we spend driving forty-five minutes to save $10 or our inability to properly assess what the things we buy are actually worth. Together Ariely and Kreisler reveal the emotional forces working against us and how we can counteract them. Mixing case studies and anecdotes with concrete advice and lessons, they cut through the unconscious fears and desires driving our worst financial instincts and teach us how to improve our money habits. The result not only reveals the rationale behind our most head-scratching financial choices but also offers clear guidance for navigating the treacherous financial landscape of the brain. Fascinating, engaging, funny, and essential, Dollars and Sense provides the practical tools we need to understand and improve our financial choices, save and spend smarter, and ultimately live better.

Drop Dead Healthy

Drop Dead Healthy
Author: A. J. Jacobs
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2012-04-10
ISBN 10: 1439110158
ISBN 13: 9781439110157
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Drop Dead Healthy Book Review:

From the bestselling author of The Year of Living Biblically and The Know-It-All comes the true and truly hilarious story of one person’s quest to become the healthiest man in the world. Hospitalized with a freak case of tropical pneumonia, goaded by his wife telling him, “I don’t want to be a widow at forty-five,” and ashamed of a middle-aged body best described as “a python that swallowed a goat,” A.J. Jacobs felt compelled to change his ways and get healthy. And he didn’t want only to lose weight, or finish a triathlon, or lower his cholesterol. His ambitions were far greater: maximal health from head to toe. The task was epic. He consulted an army of experts— sleep consultants and sex clinicians, nutritionists and dermatologists. He subjected himself to dozens of different workouts—from Strollercize classes to Finger Fitness sessions, from bouldering with cavemen to a treadmill desk. And he took in a cartload of diets: raw foods, veganism, high protein, calorie restriction, extreme chewing, and dozens more. He bought gadgets and helmets, earphones and juicers. He poked and he pinched. He counted and he measured. The story of his transformation is not only brilliantly entertaining, but it just may be the healthiest book ever written. It will make you laugh until your sides split and endorphins flood your bloodstream. It will alter the contours of your brain, imprinting you with better habits of hygiene and diet. It will move you emotionally and get you moving physically in surprising ways. And it will give you occasion to reflect on the body’s many mysteries and the ultimate pursuit of health: a well-lived life.

The Honest Truth about Dishonesty

The  Honest  Truth about Dishonesty
Author: Dan Ariely
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2012-05-28
ISBN 10: 9780062192059
ISBN 13: 0062192051
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Honest Truth about Dishonesty Book Review:

A Small Place

A Small Place
Author: Jamaica Kincaid
Publsiher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Total Pages: 96
Release: 2000-04-28
ISBN 10: 1466828838
ISBN 13: 9781466828834
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Small Place Book Review:

A brilliant look at colonialism and its effects in Antigua--by the author of Annie John "If you go to Antigua as a tourist, this is what you will see. If you come by aeroplane, you will land at the V. C. Bird International Airport. Vere Cornwall (V. C.) Bird is the Prime Minister of Antigua. You may be the sort of tourist who would wonder why a Prime Minister would want an airport named after him--why not a school, why not a hospital, why not some great public monument. You are a tourist and you have not yet seen . . ." So begins Jamaica Kincaid's expansive essay, which shows us what we have not yet seen of the ten-by-twelve-mile island in the British West Indies where she grew up. Lyrical, sardonic, and forthright by turns, in a Swiftian mode, A Small Place cannot help but amplify our vision of one small place and all that it signifies.

White Coat Black Hat

White Coat  Black Hat
Author: Carl Elliott
Publsiher: Beacon Press
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2010-10-13
ISBN 10: 0807061433
ISBN 13: 9780807061435
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

White Coat Black Hat Book Review:

Over the last twenty-five years, medicine and consumerism have been on an unchecked collision course, but, until now, the fallout from their impact has yet to be fully uncovered. A writer for The New Yorker and The Atlantic Monthly, Carl Elliott ventures into the uncharted dark side of medicine, shining a light on the series of social and legislative changes that have sacrificed old-style doctoring to the values of consumer capitalism. Along the way, he introduces us to the often shifty characters who work the production line in Big Pharma: from the professional guinea pigs who test-pilot new drugs and the ghostwriters who pen “scientific” articles for drug manufacturers to the PR specialists who manufacture “news” bulletins. We meet the drug reps who will do practically anything to make quota in an ever-expanding arms race of pharmaceutical gift-giving; the “thought leaders” who travel the world to enlighten the medical community about the wonders of the latest release; even, finally, the ethicists who oversee all that commercialized medicine has to offer from their pharma-funded perches. Taking the pulse of the medical community today, Elliott discovers the culture of deception that has become so institutionalized many people do not even see it as a problem. Head-turning stories and a rogue’s gallery of colorful characters become his springboard for exploring larger ethical issues surrounding money. Are there certain things that should not be bought and sold? In what ways do the ethics of business clash with the ethics of medical care? And what is wrong with medical consumerism anyway? Elliott asks all these questions and more as he examines the underbelly of medicine.

The Honest to Goodness Truth

The Honest to Goodness Truth
Author: Patricia C. McKissack
Publsiher: Aladdin
Total Pages: 40
Release: 2003-01-01
ISBN 10: 9780689853951
ISBN 13: 0689853955
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Honest to Goodness Truth Book Review:

If telling the truth is the right thing to do, why is the whole world mad at Libby?

Dishonesty in Behavioral Economics

Dishonesty in Behavioral Economics
Author: Alessandro Bucciol,Natalia Montinari
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 360
Release: 2019-06-04
ISBN 10: 0128158581
ISBN 13: 9780128158586
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dishonesty in Behavioral Economics Book Review:

Dishonesty in Behavioral Economics provides a rigorous and comprehensive overview of dishonesty, presenting state-of-the-art research that adopts a behavioral economics perspective. Throughout the volume, contributors emphasize the effects of psychological, social, and cognitive factors on the decision-making process. In contrast to related titles, Dishonesty in Behavioral Economics emphasizes the importance of empirical research methodologies. Its contributors demonstrate how various methods applied to similar research questions can lead to different results. This characteristic is important because, of course, it is difficult to obtain reliable measures of dishonesty. Reviews many key issues in the literature around lying, cheating, fraudulence, and deception Covers both state-of-the-art methods and data collection mechanisms (e.g., laboratory experiments, field experiments, online surveys) Discusses novel interdisciplinary research findings and from them proposes new avenues of research

Would I Lie to You

Would I Lie to You
Author: Judi Ketteler
Publsiher: Citadel Press
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2019-12-31
ISBN 10: 0806540109
ISBN 13: 9780806540108
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Would I Lie to You Book Review:

“An interesting reported memoir about the power of honesty—not surprisingly, a surprisingly honest account.” —Gretchen Rubin, bestselling author of The Happiness Project “Some books change how you think. Some change how you act. Would I Lie to You? does both.” —KJ Dell’Antonia, editor New York Times Motherlode blog, and author of How to Be a Happier Parent Inspired by her popular New York Times article, “How Honesty Could Make You Happier,” award-winning journalist Judi Ketteler takes a deep dive into the hard truths about honesty, from the personal to the political . . . We’re incensed by politicians who lie and corporations that cheat, but when it comes to our own honesty choices, we often barely notice. So, what happens when we do notice? Judi Ketteler thought of herself as an honest person. And yet, she knew it wasn’t the whole story . . . How often was Judi engaging in the same dishonest behavior she was condemning in others? To answer that question, she started her “Honesty Journal,” and set out to confront her perennial fear of speaking the truth in a range of situations—including with friends, her kids, and even inside her complicated marriage. The result is a timely consideration of the joys and pains of truth in a world that seems committed to lying. “Great for generating discussion on the subject of authenticity and thinking through tough questions.” —Library Journal “Would I Lie to You? is filled with so many fresh insights and proactive solutions that it could pass for a masterclass on honesty.” —Camille Pagán, bestselling author of I’m Fine and Neither Are You “Candor, humor, and wry guidance for developing positive, forthright relationships with ourselves and others.” —Foreword Magazine

Notes on Nationalism

Notes on Nationalism
Author: George Orwell
Publsiher: Penguin UK
Total Pages: 64
Release: 2018-02-22
ISBN 10: 024133957X
ISBN 13: 9780241339572
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Notes on Nationalism Book Review:

'The general uncertainty as to what is really happening makes it easier to cling to lunatic beliefs' Biting and timeless reflections on patriotism, prejudice and power, from the man who wrote about his nation better than anyone. Penguin Modern: fifty new books celebrating the pioneering spirit of the iconic Penguin Modern Classics series, with each one offering a concentrated hit of its contemporary, international flavour. Here are authors ranging from Kathy Acker to James Baldwin, Truman Capote to Stanislaw Lem and George Orwell to Shirley Jackson; essays radical and inspiring; poems moving and disturbing; stories surreal and fabulous; taking us from the deep South to modern Japan, New York's underground scene to the farthest reaches of outer space.

Half Truths and Brazen Lies

Half Truths and Brazen Lies
Author: Kira Vermond
Publsiher: Owlkids
Total Pages: 48
Release: 2016-04-12
ISBN 10: 9781771471466
ISBN 13: 1771471468
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Half Truths and Brazen Lies Book Review:

"Why do we lie? What types of lies are there? What are the consequences of lying? What methods are used to detect lies? And when is it okay or even good to lie? From forgeries and hoaxes to plagiarism and placebos, [this book] offers historical anecdotes, scientific studies, and sociocultural analyses to help unpack the complex world of untruths"--Amazon.com.

Consolations

Consolations
Author: David Whyte
Publsiher: Canongate Books
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2019-11-07
ISBN 10: 1786897644
ISBN 13: 9781786897640
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Consolations Book Review:

In Consolations David Whyte unpacks aspects of being human that many of us spend our lives trying vainly to avoid – loss, heartbreak, vulnerability, fear – boldly reinterpreting them, fully embracing their complexity, never shying away from paradox in his relentless search for meaning. Beginning with ‘Alone’ and closing with ‘Withdrawal’, each piece in this life-affirming book is a meditation on meaning and context, an invitation to shift and broaden our perspectives on life: pain and joy, honesty and anger, confession and vulnerability, the experience of feeling overwhelmed and the desire to run away from it all. Through this lens, procrastination may be a necessary ripening; hiding an act of freedom; and shyness something that accompanies the first stage of revelation. Consolations invites readers into a poetic and thoughtful consideration of words whose meaning and interpretation influence the paths we choose and the way we traverse them throughout our lives.