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The following readings are recommended for students interested in exploring the topics of this Module in more detail, and for lecturers teaching the Module.

  • Adam Waytz, James Dungan, and Liane Young (2013). The whistleblower's quandary. The New York Times, 2 Aug.  » An analysis of psychological barriers to whistle-blowing, or speaking up about unethical behaviour.
  • Ariely, Dan (2013). The Honest Truth about Dishonesty: How We Lie to Everyone - Especially Ourselves. New York: Harper Collins Publishers.  » How context can affect integrity and honesty.
  • Bazerman, Max H. and Ann E. Tenbrunsel (2012). Blind Spots: Why We Fail to Do What's Right and What to Do about It. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press.  » Additional reading in Chapters 5-8.
  • DeSteno, Daniel & Piercarlo Valdesolo (2011). Out of Character: Surprising Truths about the Liar, Cheat, Sinner (and Saint) Lurking in All of Us. New York: Three Rivers Press.  » The surprising power of context to influence ethical behaviour.
  • Epley, Nicholas (2014). Mindwise: How We Understand What Others Think, Believe, Feel, and Want. New York: Vintage.  » See especially Chapter 3 for an explanation of how psychological distance can encourage unethical behaviour. An excerpt from this book is available here.
  • Grant, Adam (2011). How customers can rally your troops . Harvard Business Review, June.  » An argument for using pro-social incentives of meaning and purpose to effectively motivate employees.
  • Haidt, Jonathan (2012). The Righteous Mind: Why Good People are Divided by Politics and Religion.New York: Pantheon Books.  » Additional reading in Chapters 5-12.
  • Mclean, Bethany and Peter Elkind (2003). The Smartest Guys in the Room: The Amazing Rise and Scandalous Fall of Enron. New York: Portfolio Trade.  » See also the documentary about Enron's collapse, The Smartest Guys in the Room, recommended in the video material under Additional teaching tools.
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