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News Release 12-038

New Studies Determine Which Social Class More Likely to Behave Unethically

Unethical behavior tied to attitudes toward greed

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Research conducted by psychologists at the University of California, Berkeley and the University of Toronto in Canada reveals that individuals who are relatively high in social class are more likely to engage in a variety of unethical behaviors such as cheating, deception or breaking the law.

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