Does Culture Shape Our Underlying Tendencies Toward Dishonesty?

As children, we’re taught the difference between right and wrong, good and bad. Growing up, we internalize these values and hopefully learn how we should behave in situations that challenge our moral values. At first, these lessons seem black and white, but over time we also learn that the world is full of grays: good people sometimes break the rules. Behaving dishonestly has its rewards.