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Dr. Palma of the Human Behavior Lab Presents Findings on KBTX First News at Four

Why do people lie, cheat and steal? Dr. Marco Palma, of the Human Behavior Lab, presented the findings of a paper he wrote with former ERL student Dr. Billur Aksoy on KBTX’s First News at Four. The team discovered two main findings:

  1. Cheating/dishonesty is a personality trait and not necessarily due to their environment (which is the commonly held belief).
  2. When people are poor they are more generous than when they are rich.

You can find out more about the study in the video below as well as here and here.