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Consequences of validating unethical behaviors

As long as the tests are assessing skills and traits that are job-related, using tests will make hiring decisions more defensible by adding an extra layer of objectivity to the hiring process.

"It's almost like talking about money," explains Tangney.

In the present article, we argue that the constant pressure that leaders face may limit the willpower required to behave according to ethical norms and standards and may therefore lead to unethical behavior.

Drawing upon the ego depletion and moral self-regulation literatures, we examined whether self-regulatory depletion that is contingent upon the moral identity of leaders may promote unethical leadership behavior.

"There has been a real change in the last 10 years in people talking more frequently and more openly about ethical dilemmas of all sorts," she explains.

Indeed, researchers face an array of ethical requirements: They must meet professional, institutional and federal standards for conducting research with human participants, often supervise students they also teach and have to sort out authorship issues, just to name a few.

His research is secret and he has ways to smuggle children for his research (don't ask how).

nurture, but his experiments involved keeping babies in a controlled environment for the first 10 years of their life.

Like all the other elements of a company's hiring process, pre-employment testing is subject to a series of federal laws governing hiring practices.