Video Guide Questions

Our buggy moral code

Behavioral economist Dan Ariely studies the bugs in our moral code: the hidden reasons we think it's OK to cheat or steal (sometimes). Clever studies help make his point that we're predictably irrational — and can be influenced in ways we can't grasp.


  1. Under what circumstances does Dan suggest we are more likely to cheat?
  2. Why are we willing to cheat some, but not more?
  3. What are the factors that influence rates of cheating?
  4. From a Christian Ethics perspective does this effect absolve us of responsibility?
  5. What does this effect say about peer pressure and ennoblement? How should this effect how we decide what we do?
Topic revision: r1 - 2014-05-02 - JimSkon
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