2012 published research detailed how you could influence someone’s honesty on say, a test. It all depended on if they signed an agreement to be truthful at the beginning or the end of the test. A lot of what is discussed in the paper feels like common sense. And was also hard to reproduce.
How hard is it to make people WANT to be honest? Bonus content…the article that goes with this image by Samantha Lee from Business Insider…how to tell if someone is lying.
The retracted honesty research article: Signing at the beginning makes ethics salient and decreases dishonest self-reports in comparison to signing at the end