29 Nov '11, 4am

Dan Ariely of Predictably Irrational on another Book about Creative Thinkers Being More Likely to Cheat.

(KOREA HERALD/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - A new study has found that creative people are more likely to cheat than less creative people, possibly because this talent increases their ability to rationalise their actions. 'Greater creativity helps individuals solve difficult tasks across many domains, but creative sparks may lead individuals to take unethical routes when searching for solutions to problems and tasks,' researcher Francesca Gino of Harvard University said in the paper published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology from the American Psychological Association, the world's largest association of psychologists. Ms Gino and her co-author, Dan Ariely of Duke University, conducted a series of five experiments to test their thesis that more creative people would cheat under circumstances where they could justify their bad behaviour. The researchers used a seri...

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