Group Influences



·         Social Influence on Ethics

·         Group and Ethics

·         Power, Leadership, and Ethics


Suggested Readings:


Oberlechner, T. (2007). The psychology of ethics in the finance and investment industry (pp. 39-55). Charlottesville, Va.: Research Foundation of CFA Institute.


Additional Readings:


Asch, S. E. (1955). Opinions and social pressure. Scientific American, 193(5), 31-35.


Haney, C., Banks, C., & Zimbardo, P. (1973). Interpersonal dynamics in a simulated prison. International Journal of Criminology & Penology, 1(1), 69-97.


Janis, I. L. (1971). Groupthink. Psychology today, 5(6), 43-46.


Moscovici, S. (1980). Toward a theory of conversion behavior. In L. Berkowitz (Ed.), Advances in experimental social psychology (Vol. 13, pp. 209-239). New York; London: Academic Press.


Myers, D. G. (1982). Polarizing effects of social interaction. In H. Brandstätter, J. H. Davis & G. Stocker-Kreichgauer (Eds.), Group decision making (pp. 125-161). London; New York: Academic Press.


Sims, R. (1992). Linking groupthink to unethical behavior in organizations. Journal of Business Ethics, 11(9), 651-662.


Solomon, E. A. (1961). Effects of group pressure upon the modification and distortion of judgments. In M. Henle (Ed.), Documents of Gestalt psychology (pp. 222-236). Berkeley: University of California Press.