01/18/2013 03:53 pm ET

Cheating Arises From Desires, Incentives, Pressures

Why cheat?

The unfolding saga of doping allegations against Lance Armstrong, the cancer-conquering cyclist who's been stripped of his record seven Tour de France titles, is putting international attention on cheating that hasn't been seen since, perhaps, Tiger Woods.

The alleged cheating in both cases is different. Woods' cheating was marital, resulting in divorce. Armstrong's alleged cheating bears upon athletic performance, putting his reputation and that of the U.S. team on the line.
Sports and marriage aren't the only realms for the cheat. Academia, workplace, science -- they are theaters for the misconduct, too.

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