Temporal view of the costs and bene fi ts of self-deception

  title={Temporal view of the costs and bene fi ts of self-deception},
  author={Zo{\"e} Chancea and Michael I. Nortona and Francesca Ginob and Dan Arielyc},
  • Zoë Chancea, Michael I. Nortona, +1 author Dan Arielyc
  • Published 2011
Researchers have documented many cases in which individuals rationalize their regrettable actions. Four experiments examine situations in which people go beyond merely explaining away their misconduct to actively deceiving themselves. We find that those who exploit opportunities to cheat on tests are likely to engage in self-deception, inferring that their… CONTINUE READING