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[link] Abandoned Wallet Honesty Experiment
    #7551018 - 10/23/07 04:05 PM (13 years, 4 months ago)

Dude drops 100 identical wallets each with $2 cash and a fake $50 gift certificate.

26 people kept them, and 3 called the fake numbers to redeem the certificates (you can listen to the calls).

http://www.wallettest.com/


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Invisiblebadchad
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Re: [link] Abandoned Wallet Honesty Experiment [Re: trent]
    #7551192 - 10/23/07 04:50 PM (13 years, 4 months ago)

It would be really interesting to see what happens as the amount of money increases.

Presumably, more people would keep the wallet. There is a slight chance however, that at some point, people would return the wallet because they felt guilty about keeping so much money.


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Re: [link] Abandoned Wallet Honesty Experiment [Re: badchad]
    #7551275 - 10/23/07 05:04 PM (13 years, 4 months ago)

Readers Digest makes a test like that wordwide every year, with 50 bucks (i think) in the wallet.


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Re: [link] Abandoned Wallet Honesty Experiment [Re: Nibin]
    #7551289 - 10/23/07 05:07 PM (13 years, 4 months ago)

Actually the page is pretty neat. If you go to it, the statistics are posted.

Men were much more likely to steal the wallet than women. Younger people more likely than old.


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...the whole experience is (and is as) a profound piece of knowledge.  It is an indellible experience; it is forever known.  I have known myself in a way I doubt I would have ever occurred except as it did.

Smith, P.  Bull. Menninger Clinic (1959) 23:20-27; p. 27.

...most subjects find the experience valuable, some find it frightening, and many say that is it uniquely lovely.

Osmond, H.  Annals, NY Acad Science (1957) 66:418-434; p.436


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