The uncertain universality of the Macbeth effect with a Spanish sample.

@article{Gmez2011TheUU,
  title={The uncertain universality of the Macbeth effect with a Spanish sample.},
  author={Elena Ram{\'i}rez G{\'a}mez and Jos{\'e} Pedro Moreno D{\'i}az and Hip{\'o}lito Marrero},
  journal={The Spanish journal of psychology},
  year={2011},
  volume={14 1},
  pages={
          156-62
        }
}
Recently a psychological mechanism has been proposed between bodily purity and moral purity: the "Macbeth effect". The act of washing their hands seems to free individuals of their guilt. However, the universality of this psychological mechanism is an empirical question that should be studied. In four studies we replicated the original Zhong & Liljenquist's experiments with Spanish samples. We were unsuccessful in replicating the Zhong & Liljenquist's results that supported cleansing as a… CONTINUE READING
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