This is part of my – Learnings from Human Experiments (LHE) series
In four separate experiments by researchers at Harvard Business School, Duke University, and UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School, participants were asked to wear either real or knock-off sunglasses under the guise that they were participating in a marketing study.
People who were randomly assigned to wear the fake sunglasses cheated more on tasks and lowered their ethical expectations of others. Wearing fake sunglasses made people less honest.
- This LHE post is borrowed from the book – Social Chemistry by Marissa King.
- This insight on human behaviour is on similar lines to another cheating behaviour note that I shared last year.
- Have we been doing networking wrong all our lives is a more detailed blog by me, based on Marissa King’s book.