Expansive body postures, like stretching one’s legs, confer a sense of power. And studies show that the feeling of power can lead to dishonest behavior. Now researchers find that just sitting at a big desk or in a large chair can also influence one’s honesty.
In a real-world setting the researchers also found that those who drove cars with expansive seats parked illegally more often that those with smaller driver’s seats. The studies are in the journal Psychological Science.
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