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  • The Experience of Agency: Feelings, Judgments, and Responsibility (2009)

    By Patrick Haggard and Manos Tsakiris "The experience of agency refers to the experience of being in control both of one's own actions and, through them, of events in the external world. Recent experimental studies have investigated how people recognise a particular event as being caused by...
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  • The effect of moral intensity on ethical decision making in accounting (2009)

    By Yang, Hui-Ling; Wu, Wei-Pang "The purpose of this study was to examine the dimensionality of a moral intensity construct in four ethical accounting scenarios and how the dimensions directly affect the specific processes of moral decision making of accounting students. A survey was conducted with...
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  • Pathways to Meaning: A New Approach to Studying Emotions at Work (2009)

    Don Grant, Alfonso Morales, Jeffrey J. Sallaz Research on the emotional consequences of interactive service work remains inconclusive in large part because scholars have not analyzed the mechanisms that lead frontline employees to adopt the meanings disseminated by their employers. The authors argue...
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  • The False Enforcement of Unpopular Norms (2009)

    Robb Willer, Ko Kuwabara, Michael W. Macy Prevailing theory assumes that people enforce norms in order to pressure others to act in ways that they approve. Yet there are numerous examples of “unpopular norms” in which people compel each other to do things that they privately disapprove. While peer sanctioning...
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  • Skepticism about Character Traits (2009)

    By Gilbert Harman. "The first part of this article discusses recent skepticism about character traits. The second describes various forms of virtue ethics as reactions to such skepticism. The philosopher J.-P. Sartre argued in the 1940s that character traits are pretenses, a view that the sociologist...
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  • Why is Cheating Wrong? (2009)

    By Mathieu Bouville "Since cheating is obviously wrong, arguments against it (it provides an unfair advantage, it hinders learning) need only be mentioned in passing. But the argument of unfair advantage absurdly takes education to be essentially a race of all against all; moreover, it ignores that...
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  • The Empathy Gap (2009)

    By J.D. Trout "The Empathy Gap is, with the author's words, a "story of the American freedom", as seen from the point of view of psychology of behavior and decision-making. With a friendly style of discoursing and down-to-earth examples the author explains why, what we think as freedom...
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  • How Power Influences Moral Thinking (2009)

    By Joris Lammers and Diederik A. Stapel "The authors conducted 5 studies to test the idea that both thinking about and having power affects the way in which people resolve moral dilemmas. It is shown that high power increases the use of rule-based (deontological) moral thinking styles, whereas low...
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  • What Good Is Commitment? (2009)

    By Cheshire Calhoun "That human beings make commitments of various sorts might seem so obviously a good thing that the question “What good is commitment?” might be thought to ask merely after the kind or kinds of good that commitment affords. To that question, one might respond that commitment is...
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  • Sinning Saints and Saintly Sinners: The Paradox of Moral Self-Regulation (2009)

    Abstract: The question of why people are motivated to act altruistically has been an important one for centuries, and across various disciplines. Drawing on previous research on moral regulation, we propose a framework suggesting that moral (or immoral) behavior can result from an internal balancing...
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