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Cheating is everywhere In the workplace school even in the animal kingdom cheating is prevalent For years society has wanted to know what leads people to cheat and how to stop these dishonest acts After various observations hypotheses and experiments psychologists have been able to find that advanced brains creativity the potential for reward the fear of loss and observing other people cheat are some of the major factors that motivate people to cheat and some effective strategies such as instilling personal barriers to dishonesty a reward system and emphasizing the costs of cheating can help reduce the extent of cheatingScience has shown that the outer layer of the brain the neocortex is the part of the brain responsible for conscious thought and language Humans have very large neocortex but some species of social primates have also evolved a larger neocortex than other mammals Scientists discovered that these primates with larger neocortex have tendencies to deceive each other For example juvenile female hamadryas baboons would mate with other juvenile males behind rocks so that the alpha male would not see This behavior shows that the more advanced the brain is in an organism the more likely that organism is to attempt to deceive others Another factor that tends to lead people to cheat is their level of creativity People who are more creative are able to come up with scenarios that justify their actions so that they do not feel bad about themselves Not only do they lie to others but they lie to themselves If one lies to oneself they do not know its a lie therefore they do not believe they are doing anything wrong Self-image is important to people if one feels morally wrong about their actions they are much less likely to follow through with those actions On the other hand if one feels that there is a
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