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Does Power Corrupt? How Powerful People React in Moral Dilemmas

Alexandra Fleischmann: In contrast to the commonly held view that “power corrupts,” our findings suggest that powerful people engage in more moral thinking than less powerful people do. However, because different moral thinking styles can cancel each other out, their increased moral thinking does not necessarily translate into better moral decisions. Overall, powerful people make similar decisions as you and me in most moral dilemmas.

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