The science behind rich jerks [Article, video]

From Open Culture:

F. Scott Fitzgerald was right. The rich really are different from you or me. They’re more likely to behave unethically, according to a study by the researchers at the University of Berkeley, California….  the tendency for unethical behavior appears not only in people who are actually rich, but in those who are manipulated into feeling that they are rich. As UC Berkeley social psychologist Paul Piff says, the results are statistical in nature but the trend is clear. “While having money doesn’t necessarily make anybody anything,” Piff told New York magazine, “the rich are way more likely to exhibit characteristics that we would stereotypically associate with, say, assholes.”

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