06/20/2012 01:34 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

WATCH: An Exploration Of Human Nature

In this episode of Good Life Project TV, author/entrepreneur, Jonathan Fields, interviews famed psychologist, behavioral-economist and bestselling author of Predictably Irrational and The Honest Truth About Dishonesty, Dan Ariely.

In his late teens, a horrific accident burned 70% of his body and sent him into the hospital for three years. And it was that experience that incited a deep curiosity about how we behave in the world, how we experience and make choices about pleasure, pain and value, what we believe and the stories we tell ourselves. This led Ariely into a stunning career as a leading behavioral economist, psychologist, acclaimed professor and bestselling author and speaker.

In this episode, Ariely and Fields explore why we make the choices we make in life, how we handle pain, what inspires or distracts us from adopting positive lifestyle behaviors, how we tell ourselves we're honest, while we lie in small ways quite often. It's a fascinating exploration of human nature.