Study: Money Can Corrupt You

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(Cambridge, MA) A new study says just thinking about money can lead people to lie, steal and make unethical decisions.

Researchers had participants subconsciously think about cash by showing them pictures of money or having them unscramble money-related phrases.

It turns out those people were more likely to act unethically, whether it was stealing paper from the office or hiring a candidate who promises to share insider information on a former company.

The study said exposure to money put the participants in a business mindset, leading them to think of monetary benefits over morals.

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