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Lecture/talk

"(Dis)honesty" - An IMC lecture with Dan Ariely

How can we think of ourselves as honest, even when we're acting dishonestly?

Dan Ariely, Duke University

Info about event

Time

Tuesday 22 October 2013,  at 16:00 - 17:00

Location

Aarhus University (DK), Nobelparken, building 1482- room 105 (the auditorium)

Contact

Interacting Minds Centre

As part of the "Confusion" Lecture series, Interacting Minds is proud to announce Dan Ariely, world renowned professor of Duke University as its guest lecturer on October 22.

In this talk Dan will discuss how the principles of behavioral economics can help us understand some of our irrational tendencies, specifically the mechanisms at work behind dishonest behavior.  One of the most interesting lessons at work is understanding our capacity to think of ourselves as honest even when we act dishonestly.  The implications of this research are far reaching and include a better understanding of the most recent financial crisis and our day-to-day behaviour.

Dan Ariely is widely known as a very popular and entertaining lecturer as well as guest speaker. His three TED talks on topics like irrational economic behavior and cheating rank among some of the most popular on the web.