Physical Environment, Dishonesty Linked In New ‘Embodied Cognition’ Research

The Huffington Post:

Sitting in the wrong chair can certainly send you to the chiropractor — but can it make you a crook? That question’s not as far-fetched as you might imagine. Provocative new studies link dishonesty with sprawling on a big chair or at a big desk.

“Power causes you to focus on rewards and take risks to achieve those gains,” Dr. Andy Yap, postdoctoral associate and visiting assistant professor at MIT Sloan School of Management, told The Huffington Post in an email. “If you hang a carrot in front of a powerful person (assuming they like carrots), they will act on it, take risks, or cheat and do whatever it takes to get it.”

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