Does wealth make people immoral?

In light of last fall’s Occupy protests, there has been an increase in awareness about the issue of income inequality. One new line of social psychology research is probing the concept of whether wealth correlates with morality.

To date the results are potentially counter-intuitive, suggesting that the more money one has, the more likely they are to engage in unethical behaviour.

Well, perhaps that isn’t counter-intuitive at all.

The following info-graphic summarizes some of these basic findings.

Rich People Are Unethical
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  1. The shoplifting statistic really surprised me, but for some reason the candy didn’t.

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