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In the Journals

How People Resist the Temptation to Cheat

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By: Whitney E. Petit

How Your Boss’s Ethics Can Hurt Your Career

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By Takuya Sawaoka

[This article originally appeared as an Op-Ed on LiveScience here]

Professionals may believe they can maintain an ethical reputation by merely refraining from morally questionable practices: Don’t steal, cheat, or bully others. But this alone is not enough. If a higher-up in your organization is found guilty of unethical behavior, your reputation can become tainted merely because you work at the same place.

Self-Affirmations Work by Broadening Perspective on the Self

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By Clayton Critcher 

People are remarkably resilient. They bounce back from double faulting to lose a tennis match, lead relatively happy lives despite failing to pass the first round of qualification for Jeopardy, and persist in submitting papers for publication even after being told by a snarky reviewer that it might be time to read an intro social psychology textbook. Such evidence can be found not only from my own life, but also from a large empirical literature that attests to people’s talent at maintaining a sense of adequacy, worth, and esteem.

The social psychology of climate change

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By Kelly Fielding

The European Journal of Social Psychology recently had a special issue on the social psychology of climate change, edited by Kelly Fielding, Matthew Hornsey, and Janet Swim. The issue can be accessedhere.)