Effects of wrongdoer status on moral licensing

We examine the effects of wrongdoer status on receiving moral license, a social acceptance of norm-violating behavior. Compared to a control condition, we found that both high and low status wrongdoers receive more license, but for different reasons. Judges gave high status wrongdoers moral credenti...

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Volume: 49
Main Author: Polman, Evan
Pettit, Nathan C
Wiesenfeld, Batia M
Format: Journal Article
Language: English
Place of publication: SAN DIEGO Elsevier Inc 01.07.2013
ACADEMIC PRESS INC ELSEVIER SCIENCE
published in: Journal of experimental social psychology Vol. 49; no. 4; pp. 614 - 623
Data of publication: July 2013
ISSN: 0022-1031
1096-0465
EISSN: 1096-0465
Discipline: Psychology
Sociology & Social History
Subjects:
US
Online Access: available in Bonn?
Database: Web of Knowledge
Social Sciences Citation Index
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Web of Science - Social Sciences Citation Index - 2013
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