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Darkness , Dishonesty , and Self-Interested Behavior 1 A Good Lamp is the Best Police : Darkness Increases Dishonesty and Self-Interested Behavior

  title={Darkness , Dishonesty , and Self-Interested Behavior 1 A Good Lamp is the Best Police : Darkness Increases Dishonesty and Self-Interested Behavior},
  author={Chen-Bo Zhong and Vanessa K. Bohns and Francesca Gino},
Darkness can conceal identity and encourage moral transgressions; it may also induce a psychological feeling of illusory anonymity that disinhibits dishonest and self-interested behavior regardless of actual anonymity. Three experiments provided empirical evidence for this prediction. In Experiment 1, participants in a slightly dim room cheated more and thus earned more underserved money than those in a well-lit room. In Experiment 2, participants wearing sunglasses behaved more selfishly than… 
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