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Ambiguous Situations Make It Easier to Justify Ethical Transgressions

Findings from two experiments show that people are apt to cheat in favor of their self-interest but only when the situation is ambiguous enough to provide moral cover. ... More>


Learning The Hard Truth About Lying


The Science of Interrogation: Rapport, Not Torture

Chris Matthews, who hosts the MSNBC news program Hardball, is convinced that torture works. In the last two days, in the wake of the Senate Intelligence Committee’s damning report on […]... More>


New Research From Psychological Science

A sample of new articles on moral behavior, time of day, and chronotype; and how spouses' personality traits can influence success in the workplace. ... More>


Some Types of Fables May Be Better at Teaching Kids Not to Lie