The heritability of moral standards for everyday dishonesty

Peter J. Loewen, Christopher Dawes, Nina Mazar, Magnus Johannesson, Philipp Koellinger, Patrik K E Magnusson

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    Abstract

    Previous research on the acceptability of dishonest actions has focused on the role of social norms and internal reward mechanisms. Using a sample of over 2000 Swedish adult twins, this manuscript examines whether there exists another source that is driving differences in perceptions of the acceptability of dishonest actions: genetic variation. We find that much of the variation in perceptions of the acceptability of dishonest actions is attributable to genetic variation between individuals.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)363-366
    Number of pages4
    JournalJournal of Economic Behavior and Organization
    Volume93
    DOIs
    StatePublished - Sep 2013

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    Keywords

    • Ethics
    • Genetic
    • Heterogeneity
    • Individual differences
    • Variation

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management
    • Economics and Econometrics

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    Loewen, P. J., Dawes, C., Mazar, N., Johannesson, M., Koellinger, P., & Magnusson, P. K. E. (2013). The heritability of moral standards for everyday dishonesty. Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 93, 363-366. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jebo.2013.05.001

    The heritability of moral standards for everyday dishonesty. / Loewen, Peter J.; Dawes, Christopher; Mazar, Nina; Johannesson, Magnus; Koellinger, Philipp; Magnusson, Patrik K E.

    In: Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, Vol. 93, 09.2013, p. 363-366.

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    Loewen, PJ, Dawes, C, Mazar, N, Johannesson, M, Koellinger, P & Magnusson, PKE 2013, 'The heritability of moral standards for everyday dishonesty', Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, vol. 93, pp. 363-366. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jebo.2013.05.001
    Loewen PJ, Dawes C, Mazar N, Johannesson M, Koellinger P, Magnusson PKE. The heritability of moral standards for everyday dishonesty. Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization. 2013 Sep;93:363-366. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jebo.2013.05.001
    Loewen, Peter J. ; Dawes, Christopher ; Mazar, Nina ; Johannesson, Magnus ; Koellinger, Philipp ; Magnusson, Patrik K E. / The heritability of moral standards for everyday dishonesty. In: Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization. 2013 ; Vol. 93. pp. 363-366.
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