8/31/2010

Psychologists have found that people judge their peers more harshly if they've cleansed their hands before rendering moral judgments. People whose hands remained unclean were far more likely to be lenient in their judgment of people who engaged in morally dubious activities such as adultery, drug use and littering. "Acts of cleanliness have ... the potential to shift our moral pendulum," the researchers conclude.

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