Account-giving for a corporate transgression influences moral judgment: when those who "spin" condone harm-doing.

@article{Folkes2003AccountgivingFA,
  title={Account-giving for a corporate transgression influences moral judgment: when those who "spin" condone harm-doing.},
  author={Valerie S. Folkes and Yun-Oh Whang},
  journal={The Journal of applied psychology},
  year={2003},
  volume={88 1},
  pages={
          79-86
        }
}
Generating some types of accounts-justifications, excuses, or apologies--for an organization's harm-doing increases condoning of a transgression compared with generating denials or not having to explain a transgression. In Experiment 1. students (N = 324) were required either to explain a corporation's use of child labor to manufacture its products or merely to read about it. Explaining decreased condemnation of the offense compared with when no explanation was required. In Experiment 2… CONTINUE READING

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