In a very different voice: unmasking moral hypocrisy.

@article{Batson1997InAV,
  title={In a very different voice: unmasking moral hypocrisy.},
  author={C. Daniel Batson and Diane Kobrynowicz and J L Dinnerstein and H C Kampf and A D Wilson},
  journal={Journal of personality and social psychology},
  year={1997},
  volume={72 6},
  pages={1335-48}
}
Across 3 small studies, 80 female undergraduates were confronted with the dilemma of deciding whom-themselves or another research participant-to assign to a positive consequences task, leaving the other to do a dull, boring task. In Study 1, where morality was not mentioned, 16 of 20 assigned themselves to the positive consequences task, even though in retrospect only 1 said this was moral. In Studies 2 and 3, a moral strategy was suggested: either flipping a coin or accepting task assignment… CONTINUE READING

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