Chapter 1: The Trust Game
Why would you trust a stranger with money?
I run an experiment and draw blood to find out.
How can someone con you out of your money if humans have such big brains?
When I was 18, I worked at an ARCO station in Santa Barbara, CA and got conned out of $100. I explain how our experience as moral people makes our brains susceptible to being conned.
How does religion affect morality?
Before my mother was my mother, she was a nun, so the religion-morality question is one reason I started studying morality.
How do we know if trust or money causes the brain to release oxytocin?
In order to find out, I went to Wal-mart and made a ping-pong ball random number generator to send people money randomly.