Anticipating and Resisting the Temptation to Behave Unethically

@article{Sheldon2015AnticipatingAR,
  title={Anticipating and Resisting the Temptation to Behave Unethically},
  author={Oliver J. Sheldon and A. Fishbach},
  journal={Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin},
  year={2015},
  volume={41},
  pages={962 - 975}
}
Ethical dilemmas pose a self-control conflict between pursuing immediate benefits through behaving dishonestly and pursuing long-term benefits through acts of honesty. Therefore, factors that facilitate self-control for other types of goals (e.g., health and financial) should also promote ethical behavior. Across four studies, we find support for this possibility. Specifically, we find that only under conditions that facilitate conflict identification—including the consideration of several… Expand

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