Creativity in unethical behavior attenuates condemnation and breeds social contagion when transgressions seem to create little harm
Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, pp. 106-126, 2017.
Across six studies, people judged creative forms of unethical behavior to be less unethical than less creative forms of unethical behavior, particularly when the unethical behaviors imposed relatively little direct harm on victims. As a result of perceiving behaviors to be less unethical, people punished highly creative forms of unethical...More
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