Surgent’s Why Do They Do It? The Psychology of Fraud (SSAA610/23)
This course will discuss the psychology behind white-collar crime. It will conclude with a conversation with Abby Ellin, author of Duped. This is the third of five 2-hour courses in Surgent’s Fraud Certificate Program. This program includes a combination of lectures, animated videos, and live interviews with white-collar offenders and whistle-blowers. Each course is designed to be engaging and informative and will enhance your understanding of fraud.
Professionals who want to understand the psychological background of acts of fraud
- Recognize the reasons why fraud is committed by understanding a variety of psychological theories behind it
- The fraud triangle
- The truth default theory
- The concept of cognitive dissonance
- Confirmation bias