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Global Optimum

Mar 26, 2019

This episode features:

-How do our values change as we age

-How does empathy shape values

-Why are we so conformist?

-Why we underestimate our risk of corruption

-Why many people argue that death is good/necessary

-How ethical slippery slopes lead to severe moral transgressions

-How evil behavior leads to worse values


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Apply Psychology:

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Shu, L. L., Gino, F., & Bazerman, M. H. (2011). Dishonest deed, clear conscience: When cheating leads to moral disengagement and motivated forgetting. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 37(3), 330-349.

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Welsh, D. T., Ordóñez, L. D., Snyder, D. G., & Christian, M. S. (2015). The slippery slope: How small ethical transgressions pave the way for larger future transgressions. Journal of Applied Psychology, 100(1), 114.

In U.S., 87% Approve of Black-White Marriage, vs. 4% in 1958

Impatient Idealism

Bernie Madoff’s Secretary Spills His Secrets

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