From: Pacific Standard

We Don’t Gradually Glide Into Corrupt Behavior—We Jump Head First

Pacific Standard:

So it’s a good time to take a step back and ask: What leads people to make dishonest, self-serving decisions?

A research team led by psychologist Nils Kobis provide evidence of this dynamic in the journal Psychological Science. The first of their four experiments featured a five-round auction game “in which one of the two players gets the option to circumvent the fair-bidding process by bribing the allocator.”

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