PSYC 119L The Development and Psychology of Cheating and Dishonesty

Cheating and dishonesty occur in most human activities: academic assignments, sports, and politics. Most people have cheated or acted dishonestly at some point, even if they are honest most of the time. Why do humans sometimes decide to cheat or be dishonest? And how do we develop this tendency? This class covers developmental, cognitive, and social psychological perspectives on cheating, dishonesty, and integrity. Course covers classic research from the past century, as well as contemporary work and real-life cases. Satisfies the seminar requirement. Satisfies the senior comprehensive requirement.


Prerequisite(s): PSYC 10 and PSYC 100; satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements. Enrollment is restricted to senior psychology majors.




Audun Dahl