- The heritability of moral standards for everyday dishonesty
- Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization
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- Faculty of Economics and Business (FEB)
- Amsterdam Business School Research Institute (ABS-RI)
- Previous research on the acceptability of dishonest actions has focused on the role of social norms and internal reward mechanisms. Using a sample of over 2000 Swedish adult twins, this manuscript examines whether there exists another source that is driving differences in perceptions of the acceptability of dishonest actions: genetic variation. We find that much of the variation in perceptions of the acceptability of dishonest actions is attributable to genetic variation between individuals.
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