Faculty News | Wall Street Journal | 07
Wrongdoers Feel a ‘Cheater’s High’
Re: Francesca Gino
Ever wonder why workers do things like pad their expense reports or commit even worse financial fraud? Turns out that cheating, no matter how small, provides an immediate rush rather than remorse. In a series of experiments, a team of researchers found that acts of dishonesty, theft and fraud seem to cause what they term a "cheater's high."