Title

Implicit Theories of Morality and Moral Licensing

Publication Type

Conference Paper

Publication Date

5-2014

Abstract

We studied effect of implicit theories of morality on moral licensing. Entity theorists (believing morality is fixed) showed stable tendency to praise their future moral deeds after recall of moral or immoral behaviors. Incremental theorists (believing in malleable morality) perceived future moral deeds as less praise-worthy after immoral behavior recall.

Discipline

Social Psychology

Research Areas

Psychology

Publication

Association for Psychological Science Annual Convention, 26th, 22-25 May 2014

City or Country

San Francisco, CA, USA

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