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September 1, 2022

Dig into the experiment known as the lost wallet test, and find out the surprising results of this study of honesty.


Picture this: you’re working a shift in a hotel lobby when someone approaches the front desk. They found a lost wallet around the corner, but they’re in a rush and don’t have time to follow up. Looking at the wallet you see it contains a key, grocery list, about $13, and three business cards you assume belong to the wallet’s owner. So, what do you do? Dig into the infamous lost wallet experiment.

Directed by Maryna Buchynska, and action creative agency.

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