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Early Risers More Likely To Cheat And Behave Dishonestly At Night, US Study Finds
Telegraph (UK) ^ | July 17, 2014 | Raziye Akkoc

Posted on 07/17/2014 10:48:34 PM PDT by Steelfish

Early Risers More Likely To Cheat And Behave Dishonestly At Night, US Study Finds

By Raziye Akkoc Early risers are more likely to behave dishonestly and cheat during night time hours, a study has found.

Those who rise early see their energy levels decrease during the day which directly affects their behaviour. Researchers believe the way a person's internal body clock works could have an impact on the workplace. Psychologists tested the honesty of almost 200 individuals by asking them to undertake problem-solving tests and games. Those who took part were tested on how honest they were about their perfomance, rather than their actual achievements.

Morning people inflated their score in the evening in the belief that their work was anonymous and could overstate their scores to earn larger amounts.

Although the exact reason for the change in honesty levels was not given, the researchers wrote in a Harvard Business Review blog post in June that "resisting the temptation to act unethically requires energy and effort". The study, ‘The Morality of Larks and Owls’, follows on from studies last year which suggested a “morning morality effect”: people are more ethical in the morning than later in the day.

Academics from John Hopkins, Georgetown and Washington universities asked participants in one test to report die roll outcomes with each number yielding one ticket for a large raffle.

(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Society
KEYWORDS: cheat; earlyrisers; infidelity; psychology

1 posted on 07/17/2014 10:48:34 PM PDT by Steelfish
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To: Steelfish

Getting enough sleep helps keep you honest....


2 posted on 07/17/2014 10:54:46 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: Steelfish

What a stupid study. But “GRANTS” are a good thing for the greedy.


3 posted on 07/17/2014 10:55:31 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Steelfish

I do not believe that. Somebody is playing the devils advocate again, just to get talked about.


4 posted on 07/17/2014 10:56:44 PM PDT by lee martell
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To: Sacajaweau

A “study”. Beware junk science.


5 posted on 07/17/2014 10:57:38 PM PDT by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: Steelfish

Makes sense, never did trust morning people, unnatural lot they were.............


6 posted on 07/17/2014 10:59:06 PM PDT by doorgunner69
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To: Steelfish

I knew somewhere there was a good excuse for sleeping in..


7 posted on 07/17/2014 11:03:08 PM PDT by blueplum
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To: Steelfish

bookmark


8 posted on 07/17/2014 11:03:10 PM PDT by GOP Poet
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To: Steelfish
Really? Fake? Data analysis just take it.
9 posted on 07/17/2014 11:07:19 PM PDT by eizverson22
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To: Steelfish

I’ve never trusted anyone who could smile early in the morn. Sneaky devils! ;)


10 posted on 07/17/2014 11:13:13 PM PDT by BykrBayb (World Lung Cancer Day {WLCD} Aug 1 https://facebook.com/events/309580722464921 ~ Þ)
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To: Steelfish

What are the night owls busy with?

Knitting sweaters?


11 posted on 07/17/2014 11:21:38 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (World Cup 2014 Final: Germany 1 Argentina 0)
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To: BykrBayb

People up and functioning before the crack of dawn are merely taking advantage of all the hard work provided the night before by midnight oil burners...and therefore are nothing but opportunistic scum. Typical liberals profiting from the hard work of better men than they ;)


12 posted on 07/17/2014 11:22:01 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Reading Free Republic, of course!


13 posted on 07/17/2014 11:29:31 PM PDT by skr (May God confound the enemy)
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To: doorgunner69

lol


14 posted on 07/17/2014 11:34:37 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: GeronL

Early bird gets the worm.
You are what you eat.
Ergo, the early bird is a lowly worm!


15 posted on 07/17/2014 11:35:28 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (The new witchhunt: "Do you NOW, . . . or have you EVER , . . supported traditional marriage?")
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To: BykrBayb
I’ve never trusted anyone who could smile early in the morn. Sneaky devils! ;)

Dead give away of someone who'll plot all day against ya :)

16 posted on 07/17/2014 11:40:03 PM PDT by The Cajun (Ted Cruz, Sarah Palin, Mark Levin, Mike Lee, Louie Gohmert....Nuff said.)
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To: Steelfish

Based on this logic, I guess I’m qualified for sainthood.


17 posted on 07/17/2014 11:42:34 PM PDT by LaybackLenny (Sarah Palin - Last Man Standing (Ironic, ain't it?))
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To: Steelfish

More stupid crap from the Government tit suckers.


18 posted on 07/18/2014 12:06:54 AM PDT by ravenwolf
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To: Steelfish

May have to rethink my lifestyle of getting up at the crack of noon!


19 posted on 07/18/2014 12:48:50 AM PDT by ArtDodger
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To: Steelfish

Summary: tired people get weak.


20 posted on 07/18/2014 3:16:04 AM PDT by muir_redwoods (When I first read it, " Atlas Shrugged" was fiction)
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To: Steelfish

Another worthless study proving nothing except that one can live off the tax money extracted from real workers.


21 posted on 07/18/2014 3:28:49 AM PDT by txrefugee
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To: Steelfish

I guess that there is something to the saying, “You have to get up pretty early in the morning to fool that guy.”


22 posted on 07/18/2014 3:38:41 AM PDT by Tom D.
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To: Steelfish

At my age I get up early and am to tired by night to stay up later than 10.


23 posted on 07/18/2014 5:16:14 AM PDT by bikerman (Because of the lack of ammo there will be no warning shots.)
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To: Steelfish

Horse manure. Many people who work are required to get up very early to compute to work. My son’s job to beat the heat has gone from the norm time, to a 5 AM to 1 pm schedule. It means he’s up at 4 AM. He goes home and crashes. Currently he is also working a OT Sat. So that means he does his laundry on Sat afternoon after he’s crashed for a couple of hours. Sunday he plays golf frisbie with his friends.

I just wish at 34 he’d find the right Christian girl and give me some grand babies. All he does is work and spend time with his friends, all who have been married and divorced. He seems very leary of the marriage state ever since.

As seniors we go to bed early, nothing on the boob tube to watch that is fit to watch, and are up by 6 am.


24 posted on 07/18/2014 5:35:02 AM PDT by GailA (IF you fail to keep your promises to the Military, you won't keep them to Citizens!)
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