How we use good deeds to justify immoral behaviour

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  • We all like to think of ourselves as morally sound individuals.

However in doing so we often assume that morality is static – that we are consistently moral to some extent over time.

  • Nishat Babu
  • The Conversation

In reality, research suggests that most of us will behave in contradictory ways and act both morally and immorally from time to time.

Xere 3cInterestingly, when we think about our past moral actions, we are likely to engage engage in compensatory behaviour and act immorally going forward.

For instance, if you recently donated to charity, you may donate less money at a future charity event or…

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