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Surgent’s Why Do They Do It? The Psychology of Fraud (SSAA796/24)

Event Description

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.

Designed For

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

Major Subjects

The fraud triangle The truth default theory The concept of cognitive dissonance Confirmation bias Availability