An experiment tested whether groups lie more than individuals. Groups lied more than individuals when deception was guaranteed to maximize economic outcomes, but lied relatively less than individuals when honesty could be used strategically. These results suggest that groups are more strategic than individuals in that they will adopt whatever course of action best serves their economic interest.
- Interindividual-intergroup discontinuity
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Social Psychology
- Sociology and Political Science