Are We More Moral Than We Think?

  title={Are We More Moral Than We Think?},
  author={Rimma Teper and Michael Inzlicht and Elizabeth Page‐Gould},
  journal={Psychological Science},
  pages={553 - 558}
Can people accurately predict how they will act in a moral dilemma? Our research suggests that in some situations, they cannot, and that emotions play a pivotal role in this dissociation between behavior and forecasting. In the current experiment, individuals in a moral action condition cheated significantly less on a math task than participants in a forecasting condition predicted they themselves would cheat. Furthermore, we found that participants in the action condition displayed… 

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