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Experimental Findings "On the origins of dishonesty: From parents to children" by GMU's Daniel Houser and others

Experimental Findings "On the origins of dishonesty: From parents to children" by GMU's Daniel Houser and others

Dishonesty is a pervasive and costly phenomenon. This column reports the results of a lab experiment in which parents had an opportunity to behave dishonestly. Parents cheated the most when the prize was for their child and their child was not present. Parents cheated little when their child was present, but were more likely to cheat in front of sons than in front of daughters. The latter finding may help to explain why women attach greater importance to moral norms and are more honest.

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PPE Career Seminar: Working for the State Department

PPE Career Seminar: Working for the State Department

This PPE Career Seminar will discuss how to use your training in the PPE disciplines – Philosophy, Politics, and Economics – working for the U.S. Department of State. Guest speaker: Kimberly Everett, former PPE student and a member of the Foreign Service.

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Workshop: Values in Science and Science Policy

Workshop: Values in Science and Science Policy

The workshop will focus on the role played by values — epistemic or otherwise — in scientific inquiry, and its implications for the manner in which science is used to inform policy and for the way in which science is funded and organized.

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PPE Information Session

PPE Information Session

Interested in going to grad school in any of the PPE disciplines? This information session will tell you how to get your ducks in a row before it's too late. The session will be led by Dr. Erik Angner (Philosophy, Economics) and Dr. Char Miller (Public and International Affairs) and is open to all Mason students.

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