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Personal Lies

Gary Charness and Ismael Rodriguez-Lara

Working Papers from Chapman University, Economic Science Institute

Abstract: Using the mind game, we provide experimental evidence that people are more likely to lie when they disclose non-personal information (e.g., reporting a number they thought of) compared with personal information (e.g., reporting the last digit of their birth year). Our findings suggest that the type of information is an important factor for lying behavior.

Keywords: Lying behavior; personal information; impersonal information; selfconcept-maintenance; moral costs; motivated beliefs (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: C91 D01 D63 D91 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2024
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-cbe, nep-exp and nep-gth
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