Ethics

Storming of the U.S. Capitol: How Blind Loyalty Fuels The Unthinkable

Loyalty is often seen as a trait that prompts us to be better people, however in certain circumstances loyalty can have the opposite effect and increase unethical behavior. In this Forbes article I discuss research by some of my colleagues into these effects and how the unfortunate events of January 6, 2021 illustrated this dark side …

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Conflicts of interest and disclosure

The Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry was established on 14 December 2017 by the former Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia, His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd) to enquire into misconduct in the banking, superannuation and financial services industry. I was asked by the Royal Commission to respond to the following questions: How …

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Effect of reminders of personal sacrifice and suggested rationalizations on residents’ self-reported willingness to accept gifts.

Authored Chapter 7 for Thinking about Bribery (Neuroscience, Moral Cognition and the Psychology of Bribery) with Loewenstein, G. Bribery is perhaps the most visible and most frequently studied form of corruption. Very little research, however, examines the individual decision to offer or accept a bribe, or how understanding that decision can help to effectively control …

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