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dc.contributor.authorYap, Andy
dc.contributor.authorWazlawek, Abbie
dc.contributor.authorLucas, Brian
dc.contributor.authorCuddy, Amy
dc.contributor.authorCarney, Dana
dc.date.accessioned2022-04-22T17:26:30Z
dc.date.available2022-04-22T17:26:30Z
dc.date.issued2013-11
dc.identifier.citationYap, A.J., Wazlawek, A. S., Cuddy, A. J. C., & Carney, D. R. (2013). The ergonomics of dishonesty: The effect of incidental posture on stealing, cheating, and traffic violations. Psychological Sciend, 24(11), pp. 2281-2289.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1813/111227
dc.description.abstractResearch in environmental sciences has found that the ergonomic design of human-made environments influences thought, feeling, and action. In the research reported here, we examined the impact of physical environments on dishonest behavior. In four studies, we tested whether certain bodily configurations—or postures—incidentally imposed by the environment led to increases in dishonest behavior. The first three experiments showed that individuals who assumed expansive postures (either consciously or inadvertently) were more likely to steal money, cheat on a test, and commit traffic violations in a driving simulation. Results suggested that participants’ self-reported sense of power mediated the link between postural expansiveness and dishonesty. Study 4 revealed that automobiles with more expansive driver’s seats were more likely to be illegally parked on New York City streets. Taken together, the results suggest that, first, environments that expand the body can inadvertently lead people to feel more powerful, and second, these feelings of power can cause dishonest behavior.en_US
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dc.publisherSAGEen_US
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International*
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/*
dc.subjectdesignen_US
dc.subjectdishonestyen_US
dc.subjectembodimenten_US
dc.subjecthuman factorsen_US
dc.subjectnonverbal behavioren_US
dc.subjectpoweren_US
dc.subjectenvironmental effectsen_US
dc.subjectmoralityen_US
dc.subjectsocial structureen_US
dc.subjectsocial behavioren_US
dc.titleThe Ergonomics of Dishonesty: The Effect of Incidental Posture on Stealing, Cheating, and Traffic Violationsen_US
dc.typearticleen_US
dcterms.licensehttps://hdl.handle.net/1813/111210
dc.relation.doihttp://doi.org/10.1177/0956797613492425en_US
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