"People who don’t cheat “have a more positive view of others,” said Sara Staats, co-author of the research and professor of psychology at Ohio State University’s Newark campus.Interesting from a classroom perspective, but also there has to be a some similar relationship with respect to on cheating on taxes, or not disclosing real information, or lying to regulators/auditors etc.
“They don’t see as much difference between themselves and others.”
In contrast, those who scored lower on courage, empathy and honesty – and who are more likely to report that they have cheated -- see other students as cheating much more often than they do, rationalizing their own behavior, Staats said"
Friday, August 22, 2008
Study Examines The Psychology Behind Students Who Don't Cheat: