MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A study done by the University of California, Berkley reveals upper-class individuals behave more unethically than the lower-class.
Paul Piff, a Ph.D. candidate in psychology at UC, Berkeley did seven studies about the behavior. His findings were published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science.READ MORE: Javeyon Tate Charged With Aiding Teens In Minneapolis Robbery That Left 1 Dead
The first and second study showed wealthy people are more likely to break the law while driving.
Study No. 3 showed wealthy individuals were more likely to exhibit unethical decision-making tendencies.READ MORE: Driver Killed In 3-Car Crash In Chaska
Study No. 4 showed the rich were more likely to take valued goods and study No. 5 showed the rich are more willing to lie in a negotiation.
No. 6 showed the wealthy people are more likely to cheat to increase their chances of winning a prize.
The final study, No. 7 showed the rich are more likely to endorse unethical behavior at work.MORE NEWS: Carl Williams Accused Of Kidnapping Woman From Gas Station, Sexually Assaulting Her
During an interview with Bloomberg News, Piff told them a “fundamental motive among society’s elite, and the increased want associated with greater wealth and status can promote wrongdoing.”