The following is a list of select publications by members of the Immorality Lab on morality, immorality, revenge, social sexual behaviour, revenge, envy, paranoia, aggression, and victimization. Where appropriate, the citation also indicates which of the Seven Deadly Sins (Wrath, Gluttony, Greed, Envy, Lust, Sloth, Pride) the paper fully or partially investigates.
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Carson, J., Thau, S., Aquino, K., & Barclay, L. Forthcoming. Do I want to know? How the motivation to acquire relationship-threatening information in groups contributes to paranoid thought, suspicion behavior, and social rejection. Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes. (Wrath)
Duffy, M.K., Scott, K.L., Shaw, J.D., Tepper, B.J., & Aquino, K. Forthcoming. Why and when envy leads to social undermining: Development and tests of a social context framework. Academy of Management Journal. (Envy)
Finnel, S., Reed, A. II, Aquino, K. Forthcoming. Promoting multiple policies to the public: The difficulties of promoting war and promoting foreign humanitarian aid at the same time. Journal of Public Policy & Marketing. (Wrath)
Mayer, D., Aquino, K., Kuenzi, M., & Greenbaum, R. Forthcoming. Who displays ethical leadership and why does it matter: An examination of antecedents and consequences of ethical leadership. Academy of Management Journal.
Aquino, K., McFerran, B., & Laven, M. 2011. Moral identity and the experience of moral elevation in response to acts of uncommon moral goodness. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 100: 703-718.
Galperin, B.L., Bennett, R.J., & Aquino, K. 2011. Status differentiation and the protean self: A social cognitive model of unethical behavior in organizations. Journal of Business Ethics, 98: 407-424. (Greed)
O’Reilly, J. & Aquino, K. 2011. A model of third parties’ morally-motivated responses to injustice. Academy of Management Review, 36: 526-543. (Wrath)
Goodstein, J. & Aquino, K. 2010. And restorative justice for all: Redemption, forgiveness, and reintegration in organizations. Journal of Organizational Behavior, 31: 624-628.
Hardy, S., Bhattacharjee, A., Reed, A. II, & Aquino, K. 2010. Moral identity and psychological distance: The case of adolescent parental socialization. Journal of Adolescence. 33: 111-123.
Hekman, D. R., Aquino, K., Owens, B. P., Mitchell, T. R., Schilpzand, P., & Leavitt, K. 2010. An examination of whether and how racial and gender biases influence customer satisfaction. Academy of Management Journal, 53: 238-264.
McFerran, B., Aquino, K., & Duffy, M.K. 2010. Individual predictors of the commitment to integrity: The role of personality and moral identity. Business Ethics Quarterly. 20: 35-56. (Greed)
Aquino, K., Freeman, D., Reed, A. II, Lim, V.K.G., & Felps, W. 2009. Testing a social cognitive model of moral behavior: The interaction of situational factors and moral identity centrality. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. 97: 123-141. (Greed)
Aquino, K. & Thau, S. 2009. Workplace victimization: Aggression from the target’s perspective. Annual Review of Psychology, 60: 717-741. (Wrath)
Berdahl, J. & Aquino, K. 2009. Sexual behavior at work: Fun or folly. Journal of Applied Psychology, 94: 34-47. (Lust)
Freeman, D., Aquino, K., & McFerran, B. 2009. Overcoming beneficiary race as an impediment to charitable donations: Social dominance orientation, the experience of moral elevation, and donation behavior. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 35: 72-84. (Greed)
Kim, T. Shapiro, D.L., Aquino, K., Lim, V.K.G., & Bennett, R. 2008. Workplace offense and victims’ reactions: The effects of victim-offender (dis)similarity, offense type, and cultural differences. Journal of Organizational Behavior, 29: 415-433.
Shao, R., Aquino, K., & Freeman, D. 2008. Beyond moral reasoning: A review of moral identity research and its implications for business ethics. Business Ethics Quarterly, 18: 513-540. Winner of 2008 Best Paper Award for articles appearing in Business Ethics Quarterly.
Thau, S., Aquino, K., & Bommer, W. 2008. How employee race moderates the relationship between non-contingent punishment and organizational citizenship behaviors: A test of the negative adaptation hypothesis. Social Justice Research, 21: 297-312.
Aquino, K., Reed, A. II, Thau, S., & Freeman, D. 2007. A grotesque and dark beauty: How the self-importance of moral identity and the mechanisms of moral disengagement influence cognitive and emotional reactions to war. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 43: 385-392. (Wrath)
Reed, A. II, Aquino, K., & Levy, E. 2007. Moral identity and judgments of charitable behaviors. Journal of Marketing, 71: 178-193. (Greed)
Thau, S., Aquino, K., & Poortvliet, M. 2007. Self-defeating behaviors in organizations: The relationship between thwarted belonging and interpersonal work behaviors. Journal of Applied Psychology, 92: 840-847.
Thau, S., Aquino, K., & Wittek, R. 2007. An extension of uncertainty management theory to the self: The relationship between justice, social comparison orientation, and antisocial work behaviors. Journal of Applied Psychology, 92: 250-258. (Envy)
Tripp, T.M., Bies, R.J., & Aquino, K. 2007. A vigilante model of justice: Revenge, reconciliation, forgiveness, and avoidance. Social Justice Research, 20: 10-34. (Wrath)
Aquino, K., Tripp, T.M., & Bies, R.J. 2006. Getting even or moving on: Power, procedural justice, and types of offense as predictors of revenge, forgiveness, reconciliation, and avoidance in organizations. Journal of Applied Psychology, 91: 653-668. (Wrath)
Eder, P., Aquino, K., Turner, C., & Reed, A. 2006. II. Punishing those responsible for Abu Ghraib: The influence of the negative reciprocity norm (NRN). Journal of Political Psychology, 27: 807-821. (Wrath)
Aquino, K. & Becker, T. 2005. Lying in negotiations: How individual and situational factors influence the use of neutralization strategies. Journal of Organization Behavior, 58: 661-679. (Greed)
Aquino, K., Stewart, M., & Reed, A. II. 2005. How social dominance orientation and job status affect perceptions of African-American affirmative action beneficiaries. Personnel Psychology, 58: 703-744.
Aquino, K., Douglas, S., & Martinko, M.J. 2004. Overt expressions of anger in response to perceived victimization: The moderating effects of attributional style and organizational norms. Journal of Occupational Health Psychology, 9: 152-164. (Wrath)
Aquino, K., Galperin, B. & Bennett, R.J. 2004. Social status and aggressiveness as moderators of the relationship between interactional justice and workplace deviance. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 34: 1001-1029.
Aquino, K. & Lamertz, K. 2004. A relational model of workplace victimization: Social roles and patterns of victimization in dyadic relationships. Journal of Applied Psychology, 89: 10223-1034.
Lamertz, K. & Aquino, K. 2004 . Social power, social status and perceptual similarity of workplace victimization: A social network analysis of stratification. Human Relations, 57: 795-822.
Aquino, K. & Bommer, W.H. 2003. Preferential mistreatment: How victim status moderates the relationship between organizational citizenship behavior and workplace victimization. Organization Science, 4: 274-285.
Aquino, K. & Douglas, S. 2003. Revenge attitudes and hierarchical status as moderators of the relation between identity threat and antisocial behavior in organizations. Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, 90: 195-208. (Wrath)
Reed, A. II & Aquino, K. 2003. Moral identity and the circle of moral regard towards out-groups. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 84: 1270-1286.
Aquino, K. & Byron, K. 2002. Dominating interpersonal behavior and perceived victimization in groups: Evidence for a curvilinear relationship. Journal of Management, 28: 69-87.
Aquino, K. & Reed, A. II. 2002. The self-importance of moral identity. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 83: 1423-1440.
Tripp, T.M., Bies, R.J., & Aquino, K. 2002. Poetic justice or petty jealousy? The aesthetics of revenge. Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, 89: 966-984. (Wrath)
Aquino, K. 2000. Structural and individual determinants of workplace victimization: The effects of hierarchical status and conflict management style. Journal of Management, 26: 171-193.
Aquino, K. & Bradfield, M. 2000. Perceived victimization in the workplace: The role of situational factors and victim characteristics. Organization Science, 11: 525-537.
Aquino, K., Grover, S.L., Bradfield, M., & Allen, D.G. 1999. The effects of negative affectivity, hierarchical status, and self-determination on workplace victimization. Academy of Management Journal, 42: 260-272.
Aquino, K., Lewis, M.U, & Bradfield, M. 1999. Justice constructs, negative affectivity, and employee deviance: A proposed model and empirical test. Journal of Organizational Behavior, 20: 1073-1091.
Aquino, K. 1998. The effects of normative context and the availability of alternatives on the use of deception in negotiation. International Journal of Conflict Management, 9: 195-217. (Greed)
Aquino, K. & O’Reilly, J. 2010. Antisocial behavior at work: The social psychological dynamics of workplace victimization and revenge, pp. 273-296. In D. DeCremer, R. van Dick, & J.Keith Murninghan (Eds.) Social Psychology and Organizations. New York: Routledge.
Barclay, L. & Aquino, K. 2010. Workplace aggression and violence, pp. 615-640. In Handbook of Industrial Organizational Psychology. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.
Aquino, K. & Freeman, D. 2009. Moral identity in business situations: A social-cognitive framework for understanding moral functioning, pp. 375-395. In Narvaez, D., & Lapsley, D. (Eds.) Moral personality, identity and character: Prospects for a field of study. New York: Cambridge University Press.
Bennett, R. J., Aquino, K. Reed, A. II., & Thau, S. 2005. The normative nature of employee deviance and the impact of moral identity, pp. 107-125. In S. Fox and P. Spector (Eds.) Counteproductive work behavior: Investigations of actors and targets. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.