Moral hypocrisy: social groups and the flexibility of virtue.

  title={Moral hypocrisy: social groups and the flexibility of virtue.},
  author={Piercarlo Valdesolo and David DeSteno},
  journal={Psychological science},
  volume={18 8},
People are capable of performing unambiguously immoral acts (Darley, 1992; Staub, 1989), but appear equipped with the psychological mechanisms to relieve themselves of responsibility (Bandura, 1990, 1996). Indeed, moral hypocrisy has been conceptualized as an individual’s ability to hold a belief while acting in discord with it (Batson, Kobrynowicz, Dinnerstein, Kampf, & Wilson, 1997). An equally unsettling, and perhaps more socially relevant, type of hypocrisy could be an interpersonal… CONTINUE READING
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