Wednesday, April 7, 2010


Why would people with so many financial resources want to skirt paying a $5 park entry fee? Why would a so-called "upstanding citizen", a community professional, lie on a race entry form? Though winning is deemed important in society, why would someone lie or cheat to win an insignificant amount of money, a blue ribbon or recognition?

To investigate the answers to these questions, the first thing I did was contact several sports psychologists. I did get great insight from one sports psychologist, but others said they thought the questions were more ethical in nature, rather than behavioral. That lead me to contacting a professor of philosophy. The study of philosophy includes areas such as morals and ethics. READ