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The Morning Morality Effect

Overview of attention for article published in Psychological Science (Sage Publications Inc.), October 2013
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • Among the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#28 of 3,879)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (99th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (99th percentile)

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46 news outlets
blogs
19 blogs
twitter
464 tweeters
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1 peer review site
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1 weibo user
facebook
17 Facebook pages
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2 Google+ users
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1 Redditor
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1 video uploader

Citations

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396 Mendeley
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Title
The Morning Morality Effect
Published in
Psychological Science (Sage Publications Inc.), October 2013
DOI 10.1177/0956797613498099
Pubmed ID
Authors

Maryam Kouchaki, Isaac H. Smith

Abstract

Are people more moral in the morning than in the afternoon? We propose that the normal, unremarkable experiences associated with everyday living can deplete one's capacity to resist moral temptations. In a series of four experiments, both undergraduate students and a sample of U.S. adults engaged in less unethical behavior (e.g., less lying and cheating) on tasks performed in the morning than on the same tasks performed in the afternoon. This morning morality effect was mediated by decreases in moral awareness and self-control in the afternoon. Furthermore, the effect of time of day on unethical behavior was found to be stronger for people with a lower propensity to morally disengage. These findings highlight a simple yet pervasive factor (i.e., the time of day) that has important implications for moral behavior.

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 10 3%
United Kingdom 5 1%
Germany 3 <1%
Chile 2 <1%
China 2 <1%
Slovenia 1 <1%
Colombia 1 <1%
Denmark 1 <1%
Brazil 1 <1%
Other 3 <1%
Unknown 367 93%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 107 27%
Student > Master 53 13%
Student > Bachelor 50 13%
Researcher 48 12%
Student > Doctoral Student 27 7%
Other 83 21%
Unknown 28 7%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Psychology 169 43%
Business, Management and Accounting 67 17%
Social Sciences 39 10%
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 20 5%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 13 3%
Other 43 11%
Unknown 45 11%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 867. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 29 October 2020.
All research outputs
#10,325
of 17,433,323 outputs
Outputs from Psychological Science (Sage Publications Inc.)
#28
of 3,879 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#72
of 194,709 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Psychological Science (Sage Publications Inc.)
#1
of 83 outputs
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