University Advancement

  • Oviatt Library

    Oviatt Library

Why we lie more easily in the team

The basic realization that norms and values in groups soften more easily, however, is a bit old hat, says Julia E. Hoch, Professor of Business Psychology at California State University Northridge (CSUN). "Peer pressure develops in teams, and if the majority is in favor of lying, it's likely to put pressure on the rest of the group." This is a phenomenon that can be observed on a small scale in every classroom - and what is on the big with an explanation of how in Nazi Germany could derail the entire society.

Deutsche Handwerks Zeitung - Germany (in German)

Clip Category