Moral Psychology

Do You Suffer From Illusions Of Moral Superiority?

NPR: Do you think you’re more honest than the average person? More principled? More fair? If so, you’re not alone. Studies consistently find that people think they’re morally superior to others: more honest, principled and fair. This is hardly an isolated belief — people also think they’re better than average More

Hypocrites, be honest

The Boston Globe: ACCORDING TO YALE University researchers, condemning someone else’s immoral behavior helps your own reputation, because when you condemn others, it’s a signal that you’re clean — more so than if you directly state that you’re clean. This is why hypocrisy is judged so harshly, because it violates More