Friday, March 9, 2012

Science Daily: Upper class people more likely to behave unethically

Science Daily (Mar. 7, 2012) — A series of studies conducted by psychologists at the University of California, Berkeley and the University of Toronto in Canada reveal something the well off may not want to hear. Individuals who are relatively high in social class are more likely to engage in a variety of unethical behaviors. 

That is the finding of new research published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Lead researcher Paul Piff of UC Berkeley said:

Our studies suggest that more positive attitudes toward greed and the pursuit of self-interest among upper-class individuals, in part, drive their tendencies toward increased unethical behavior. 

This isn't good news for Mitt Romney and may explain why many people have a hard time relating to Mittens. 

graphic source:  Source: FlickrCory M. Grenier

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