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Cooperation, Fast and Slow

A recent meta-analysis reveals that quick, intuitive decisions based on gut instinct lead to higher rates of cooperation. ... More>

The Moral Science Behind Self-Driving Cars

Autonomous vehicles will have to be programmed to make moral decisions, such as sacrificing one passenger in order to save two pedestrians. ... More>

Memories of Unethical Actions Fade Faster

New research demonstrates that people’s memories of their unethical behavior become less clear, less detailed, and less vivid over time compared to other memories. ... More>

Thinking of Time as Money Stifles ‘Green’ Behaviors

Researchers from the University of British Columbia find that people who are paid hourly, rather than salaried, are far less likely to recycle and engage in environmentally friendly behaviors. ... More>

The Ethical Calculus of the Tax Cheat

Otherwise moral people use a range of self-serving reasons to justify “bending the rules” and “fudging the numbers” at tax time. ... More>