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What theory is described in this scenario, and what area within the Responsibility domain of the PMI Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct does this situation refer to? 

A Expectancy Theory and Accepting Assignments 

The Expectancy Theory proposes that the expectation of a positive outcome drives motivation. Motivation may drive negative behaviors as well as positive ones. The Responsibility domain covers several elements including the following: ensuring integrity, accepting assignments, laws and regulations compliance, and confidential information. Accepting assignments concerns being honest about your qualifications, and fudging your experience is dishonest.