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