Category: Ethics

Explaining Unethical Decision Making: The Problem with Tunnel-Vision

Topic: Ethics, Judgement Publication: Judgment and Decision Making Article: Is that the answer you had in mind? The effect of perspective on unethical behavior Authors: Schurr, A., Ritov, I., Kareev, Y., and Avrahami, J. Reviewer: Neil Morelli When someone makes a “bad” or unethical decision inside or outside the workplace,

Predicting someone’s propensity to morally disengage (IO Psychology)

Topic: Assessment, Personality, Ethics, Counter-Productive Work Behavior, Workplace Deviance Publication: Personnel Psychology (SPRING 2012) Article: Why employees do bad things: Moral disengagement and unethical organizational behavior Authors: Celia Moore, James R. Detert, Linda Klebe Treviño, Vicki L. Baker, & David M. Mayer Reviewed by: Alexandra Rechlin Organizations obviously want their

Big Decision? Take some time to think about it (IO Psychology)

Topic: Decision Making, Ethics Publication: Academy of Management Journal (FEB 2012) Article: Contemplation and conversation: Subtle influences on moral decision making Authors: Gunia, B. C., Wang, L., Huang, L., Wang, J., & Murninghan, J. K. Reviewed By: Katie Bachman In the workplace, important decisions can hinge on the ethical strength

The Makings of Morality: The Factors Behind Ethical Behavior (IO Psychology)

Topic: Ethics Publication: Academy of Management Review Article: Moral maturation and moral conation: A capacity approach to explaining moral thought and action Authors: Hannah, S. T., Avolio, B. J., & May, D. R. Reviewer: Neil Morelli When it comes to identifying unethical behavior in politics, business, and sport, all it

Responding to Mistreatment of Others

Topic: Motivation, Human Resource Management, Ethics Publication: Academy of Management Review Article: A Model of Third Parties’ Morally Motivated Responses to Mistreatment in Organizations Authors: O’Reilly, J. & Aquino, K. Reviewer: Rachel Marsh Have you ever noticed a college student being mistreated by someone else in the organization, be it

Implicit Assumptions and Organizational Context- A Recipe for Immoral Behavior?

Topic: Moral Behavior, Automatic Social Cognition
Publication: Journal of Applied Psychology
Article: Automatic ethics: The effects of implicit assumptions and contextual cues on moral behavior
Authors: Reynolds, S. J., Leavitt, K., & DeCelles, K. A.
Reviewed By: Bobby Bullock

It’s Easier to Deceive via e-Mail

Topic: Workplace Deviance, Ethics Publication: Journal of Applied Psychology (MAR 2010) Article: The finer points of lying online: E-mail versus pen and paper Authors: C.E. Naquin, T.R. Kurtzberg, and L.Y. Belkin Reviewed By: Benjamin Granger While lying and deception may come easily to some (certain politicians come to mind…), research suggests that generally, people find

Corporate Social Responsibility – An Inevitable Paradox?

Topic: Culture, Ethics Publication: Academy of Management Perspectives Article: Is the socially responsible corporation a myth?  The good, the bad and the ugly of corporate responsibility. Author: T.M. Devinney Featured by: Lit Digger Is it even possible to have a corporation that is truly socially responsible?  Sure, some companies  like Johnson & Johnson and Ben & Jerry’s