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Original thinkers are cheating stinkers

Creative people are more likely to cheat than less creative people, possibly because this talent increases their ability to rationalise their actions, according to research published by the American Psychological Association.

Researchers used a series of recognised psychological tests and measures to gauge research subjects’ creativity. They also tested participants’ intelligence.

The results showed the more creative participants were significantly more likely to cheat, and that there was no link between intelligence and dishonesty – i.e. more intelligent but less creative people were not more inclined toward dishonesty.

Read more at American Psychological Association (APA)

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