Psychology Publications

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-31-2017

Journal

Sci Data

Volume

4

First Page

160120

Last Page

160120

URL with Digital Object Identifier

doi:10.1038/sdata.2016.120

Abstract

Four replications of Piff and colleagues' study examined the moderating effects of greed attitudes on the relationship between socio-economic status (SES) and unethical behaviour (Study 7). In the original study, the researchers found that both greed and SES predicted increased propensity to engage in unethical behavior. Furthermore, this association was moderated such that the effects of SES on unethical behaviour were no longer present in the greed prime condition versus the neutral condition. In replication 1 of the original study main effects of greed attitudes and SES were found, but no interaction was found. Main effects for greed emerged in replications 3 and 4. However no main effects for SES or interactions emerged for replications 2-4. A meta-analysis was conducted with all replications and the original study, and found no moderating effect of greed on the relationship between SES and unethical behavior.

Notes

PMID: 28140396 PMCID: PMC5283063


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