About this Research Topic
In this Research Topic, we will collect experimental and theoretical papers that shed more light on mechanisms that drive honesty and other forms of moral behavior. The main criterion for the research papers that we welcome is that the papers contribute to a deeper understanding of the forces that hold humans away from behaving immorally.
We welcome submissions that address the following research fields/topics:
1) Theoretical investigations into the role of psychological costs of dishonesty and/or immoral behavior in applied contexts.
2) Experimental studies conducted in laboratory, field or online on dishonesty (lying in cheating games, deception games, mind games, real-effort games such as matrix-solving task, originally developed lying games), willful ignorance, moral erosion, and anti-social behavior.
3) Experiments focusing on the influence of context and/or personal characteristics that determine morally relevant behavior and lying.
We will consider only the papers that do not use deception of participants in experimental procedures.
Using the Frontiers in Psychology classification, we welcome Type A submissions: Original Research, Review, Hypothesis & Theory article types.
Keywords: Lying, cheating, moral behavior, ethics, experimental economics
Important Note: All contributions to this Research Topic must be within the scope of the section and journal to which they are submitted, as defined in their mission statements. Frontiers reserves the right to guide an out-of-scope manuscript to a more suitable section or journal at any stage of peer review.