Smooth criminal: convicted rule-breakers show reduced cognitive conflict during deliberate rule violations.

@article{Jusyte2017SmoothCC,
  title={Smooth criminal: convicted rule-breakers show reduced cognitive conflict during deliberate rule violations.},
  author={Aiste Jusyte and Roland Pfister and Sarah Verena Mayer and Katharina A. Schwarz and Robert Wirth and Wilfried Kunde and Michael Sch{\"o}nenberg},
  journal={Psychological research},
  year={2017},
  volume={81 5},
  pages={939-946}
}
Classic findings on conformity and obedience document a strong and automatic drive of human agents to follow any type of rule or social norm. At the same time, most individuals tend to violate rules on occasion, and such deliberate rule violations have recently been shown to yield cognitive conflict for the rule-breaker. These findings indicate persistent… CONTINUE READING

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