Category Archives: transparency

Powerful People Believe Everyone–Except Themselves–Should Follow Rules

A recent study explored the impact of having power–or even thinking for a moment about power–on moral judgements.  Power causes  people to be much more likely to advocate for moral judgments based upon following the rules.  In contrast, people primed … Continue reading

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Lying and Deceit in Negotiations: Gender May Matter

A disturbing report from the June 2012 issue of Scientific American suggests that in competitive negotiating situations, men are far likelier than women  to engage in deceptive practices –at least in situations involving their perceived masculine identity.  Two independent studies … Continue reading

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The Price of Keeping Big Secrets

Even the words we use to describe secrecy suggest physical burdens:  we “keep” or “hold onto” or are “weighted down” by hiding important information from others. A new series of studies reported in the March issue of the Journal of … Continue reading

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