Why we forgo self-interest for others’ sake

Would you return a lost wallet filled with cash? Many people would, even if no one could know they pocketed the money. It’s obvious why we adhere to moral principles in public—we’ll get punished or shamed if others see us breaking the rules. But why are we so willing to do the right thing when no one is watching? Over the past several years, with collaborators at University College London, I’ve been probing this question

Solution News Source

Why we forgo self-interest for others’ sake

Would you return a lost wallet filled with cash? Many people would, even if no one could know they pocketed the money. It’s obvious why we adhere to moral principles in public—we’ll get punished or shamed if others see us breaking the rules. But why are we so willing to do the right thing when no one is watching? Over the past several years, with collaborators at University College London, I’ve been probing this question

Solution News Source

SIGN UP

TO GET A Free DAILY DOSE OF OPTIMISM


We respect your privacy and take protecting it seriously. Privacy Policy