Das moralische Thermostat: Die Guten verhalten sich schlecht

Not Exactly Rocket Science berichtet von einem moralphilosophisch interessanten Ergebnis psychologischer Studien von Sonya Sachdeva: “Through three psychological experiments, Sonya Sachdeva from Northwestern University found that people who are primed to think well of themselves behave less altruistically than those whose moral identity is threatened. They donate less to charity and they become less likely to make decisions for the good of the environment. … Having established our persona as a do-gooder, we feel less impetus to bear the costs of future moral actions.