It takes two to tango: How person and situation factors mutually shape dis/honesty and un/cooperativeness

Talk by Ingo Zettler, University of Copenhagen

2018.04.05 | Anne-Mette Pedersen

Date Thu 26 Apr
Time 15:00 16:00
Location IMC Meeting Room, Jens Chr. Skous Vej 4, Building 1483-312


Dishonest and uncooperative behavior occurs daily, ranging from the private context, over semi-public and organizational settings, to international nationwide agreements. In line with the importance of dishonesty and uncooperativeness for individuals, inter-individual relationships, and societies, researchers from different fields have aimed to uncover their determinants. Roughly speaking, such determinants can be subdivided into (i) person and (ii) situation factors. Unfortunately, however, in studies aiming to explain dishonesty and uncooperativeness, these two classes of determinants have mostly been considered in isolation, though general theorizing and findings from many other fields suggest that most likely the interplay between person and situation factors shapes behavior. In this talk, I will describe some theoretical background and empirical findings pointing at the importance to consider person and situation factors in combination when aiming to understand dishonest and uncooperative behavior    


About the speaker:

Ingo Zettler, Professor, Department of Psychology, KU