Submitted by BlogEditor on Mon, 11/14/2016 - 15:15
by Cory Clark
When determining whether someone did something intentionally, should it matter whether the action had positive or negative consequences? Logically, the downstream consequences of an action should be irrelevant to such judgments, but research reveals that U.S. Americans are far more likely to see actions with harmful side-effects as intended than identical actions with helpful ones.
Consider the following example:
Submitted by BlogEditor on Mon, 10/24/2016 - 16:33
By Thomas Talhelm
Several years ago, I was traveling in Thailand. They call it “the land of smiles,” and that sure seemed true to me. I remember seeing a passenger on the back of a motorbike make eye contact with me and smile. I smiled back.
Two days later, I landed in Kunming, southwestern China. Thailand had gotten me into the habit of smiling at people, so as I walked in a local market, I smiled at anyone who made eye contact with me. What happened in response is what I’d call confusion, mild negativity, and sometimes a furrowed brow.
Submitted by BlogEditor on Mon, 06/20/2016 - 15:18
Submitted by BlogEditor on Fri, 11/17/2017 - 12:41
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