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Self-serving biases lead people to see themselves and their future through rose-colored glasses. New research by Kouchaki and Gino suggests this rosy view also extends backwards: memories of unethical behavior are less vivid than memories of good deeds. This so-called 'unethical amnesia' has many individual benefits, but also carries social costs.

Original publication

DOI

10.1016/j.tics.2016.06.009

Type

Journal article

Journal

Trends Cogn Sci

Publication Date

09/2016

Volume

20

Pages

644 - 646