Moral Suspicion Trickles Down
Social Psychological and Personality Science, Volume 6, Issue 3, 2015.
social rankmoral cognitionstigmaspillover effectshierarchy
In social hierarchies, moral stigma spreads down more than up. Across four vignette studies, exposure to the immoral behaviors of higher (vs. lower) ranking group members led online participants to report greater moral suspicion toward other group members (moral spillover). A higher ranking organization member’s deceptive practices were p...More
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