Truth – Trust – Embarrasment

Is being perceived as a “sucker” worse than losing?  The British game show “Golden Balls” turned the psychological experiment “The Prisoners Dilemma” into 5 minutes of compelling television.  This Radiolab podcast ( http://www.radiolab.org/story/golden-rule/ )tells the story of an honest man who used dishonesty to trick an untrustworthy man into trusting.

This assignment page leads students into thinking about their perceptions of trust, honesty and shame and asks them to apply their thinking to texts they’ve read.

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