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Why Do People Cheat?

by Miki Saxon

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Over the years I’ve written about the prevalence of cheating in all its various forms, whether in business, personally or at school.

The generally accepted belief is that people cheat even though it makes them feel bad.

New research, however, shows the opposite.

… the researchers found that those who cheated experienced thrill, self-satisfaction, a sense of superiority.

While it’s not surprising that people repeat actions that make them feel good, these results aren’t very encouraging when it comes to the impact on our society.

Flickr image credit: Mike Licht, NotionsCapital.com

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  1. MAPping Company Success Says:

    [...] None of this means you should avoid hiring ex-military, since cheating is just as, if not more, prevalent in the civilian population. [...]

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