Tuesday, May 6, 2014
Trust: Post #2--How honest?
How Honest Are We? In an experiment, subjects were asked to flip a coin and make a choice. Heads: You get an easy assignment; tails you get a much tougher assignment. Subjects were surveyed before the experiment about staying true to flipping a coin and being honest about it—100% agreed. However, 90% lied about the results when left alone. Many did not flip it at all, and some kept flipping until they got the results they wanted!