Saturday, November 22, 2008

Cleanliness is not next to Godliness?

According to a report in The Economist, people who have washed themselves are likely to be more tolerant toward unethical activities. People who haven't washed as likely to be tougher on unethical activities.

See the report here.

Why would this be so? The authors suggest that being dirty instills a desire to get clean, and that desire for cleanliness makes us less accepting of ethically "dirty" behaviors.

Interesting idea...


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