Un studiu publicat de The Guardian – How going green may make you mean, arata ca cei care consuma produse bio sunt mai predispusi spre avaritie si inselaciune decat consumatorii obisnuiti. Potrivit unui articol publicat in sectiunea Mediu de nava amiral a jurnalismului progresist – The Guardian, autori studiului, doi psihologi din Canada, au constatat ca cei obsedati de consumarea de produse organice sunt mai putin inclinati catre darnicie, dar mai inclinati sa triseze.
Autorii s-a declarat surprinsi de rezultatul cercetarilor. "Dat fiind ca produsele organice sunt manifestari ale unor inalte standarde etice si consideratiuni umanitare", optiunea pentru acestea ar fi trebuit sa "activeze normele etice si de responsabilitate sociala", credeau initial cei doi cercetatori.
The pair found that those in their study who bought green products appeared less willing to share with others a set amount of money than those who bought conventional products. When the green consumers were given the chance to boost their money by cheating on a computer game and then given the opportunity to lie about it – in other words, steal – they did, while the conventional consumers did not. Later, in an honour system in which participants were asked to take money from an envelope to pay themselves their spoils, the greens were six times more likely to steal than the conventionals.
Cititi si Goodies behaving badly
Being virtuous is wonderful thing, but feeling virtuous is a shortcut to vice. That seems to be the moral of a fascinating piece of research by two Canadian psychologists, which suggests that the greener people are, the more likely they are to lie and cheat.