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Effects of anger, guilt, and envy on moral hypocrisy.
Pers Soc Psychol Bull. 2012 Jan; 38(1):129-39.PS

Abstract

In the current article the authors examined the impact of specific emotions on moral hypocrisy, the tendency among people to judge others more severely than they judge themselves. In two studies, they found that (a) anger increased moral hypocrisy, (b) guilt eliminated moral hypocrisy, and (c) envy reversed moral hypocrisy. In particular, these findings were observed in two domains. In Study 1, participants responded to moral dilemmas describing unethical behavior and rated how acceptable it would be if others engaged in the unethical behavior, or alternatively, if they themselves engaged in the unethical behavior. In Study 2, participants were asked how much they would like to donate to research on cancer, or alternatively, how much they think others should donate. The results demonstrate that specific emotions influence moral decision making, even when real money is at stake, and that emotions of the same valence have opposing effects on moral judgment.

Authors+Show Affiliations

New York University, Stern School of Business, New York, NY 10012, USA. epolman@stern.nyu.eduNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

21918064

Citation

Polman, Evan, and Rachel L. Ruttan. "Effects of Anger, Guilt, and Envy On Moral Hypocrisy." Personality & Social Psychology Bulletin, vol. 38, no. 1, 2012, pp. 129-39.
Polman E, Ruttan RL. Effects of anger, guilt, and envy on moral hypocrisy. Pers Soc Psychol Bull. 2012;38(1):129-39.
Polman, E., & Ruttan, R. L. (2012). Effects of anger, guilt, and envy on moral hypocrisy. Personality & Social Psychology Bulletin, 38(1), 129-39. https://doi.org/10.1177/0146167211422365
Polman E, Ruttan RL. Effects of Anger, Guilt, and Envy On Moral Hypocrisy. Pers Soc Psychol Bull. 2012;38(1):129-39. PubMed PMID: 21918064.
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