When perspective taking increases taking: reactive egoism in social interaction.

  title={When perspective taking increases taking: reactive egoism in social interaction.},
  author={Nicholas Epley and Eugene M. Caruso and Max H. Bazerman},
  journal={Journal of personality and social psychology},
  volume={91 5},
Group members often reason egocentrically, believing that they deserve more than their fair share of group resources. Leading people to consider other members' thoughts and perspectives can reduce these egocentric (self-centered) judgments such that people claim that it is fair for them to take less; however, the consideration of others' thoughts and perspectives actually increases egoistic (selfish) behavior such that people actually take more of available resources. A series of experiments… 

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