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Moral Suspicion Trickles Down the Corporate Ladder

Rank-and-file employees suffer more reputational damage from an association with an unethical supervisor compared to an unethical subordinate. ... More>

Presidential Column

Thoughts on the Future of Data Sharing

APS President Nancy Eisenberg warns that recent federal policy changes on scientific data sharing could threaten the quality of data, the privacy of research participants, and even the design of studies. ... More>

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>

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>

Does money make you mean?