How to stop people carrying out unethical behaviours.
People who anticipate temptation are less likely to do bad things, a new study finds. The research also found that when people thought unethical behaviour reflected poorly on them, they also resisted. Dr Oliver Sheldon, one of the study’s authors, said:
“People often think that bad people do bad things and good people do good things, and that unethical behavior just comes down to character.
But most people behave dishonestly sometimes, and frequently, this may have more to do with the situation and how people view their own unethical behavior than character, per se.”