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MEAN & GREEN

Postby BrooklynBilly » Wed Mar 17, 2010 12:39 pm

I find this to be especially true of morally exhibitionist Prius drivers.

Study Finds 'Green' Consumers Are Mean Consumers
Environment & The Green BeatSAN FRANCISCO (CBS 5) ―
Environmentally-friendly products.

According to a study published in the Journal of Physiological Science, being green makes you mean. Researchers found people who purchase eco-friendly "green" products are more likely to lie, cheat, and steal.

In the experiment, 156 college students were given money to spend on either green or traditional products. Then they were given opportunities to cheat, lie & steal, or share.

When, on the honor system, subjects were asked to take their earnings from an envelope, those socially-conscious green product buyers were 6-times more likely to steal. When given the opportunity to split some of their gifted money with someone else, those environmentally aware consumers didn't share.

Researches call the phenomenon the "halo of green consumerism." When people feel they've been morally virtuous, by saving the planet with their purchases, it leads to what physiologists call "moral balancing" or compensatory ethics. In other words, they've done something good, so now they don't have to be so good.


http://cbs5.com/environment/mean.green. ... 66898.html
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Re: MEAN & GREEN

Postby Marie » Wed Mar 17, 2010 1:06 pm

BrooklynBilly wrote:I find this to be especially true of morally exhibitionist Prius drivers.
Study Finds 'Green' Consumers Are Mean Consumers

According to a study published in the Journal of Physiological Science, being green makes you mean. Researchers found people who purchase eco-friendly "green" products are more likely to lie, cheat, and steal. . . .
First of all, the publication is called PSYCHOLOGICAL Science, not Journal of PHYSIOLOGICAL Science. And the title is, "Do Green Products Make Us Better People?"

Read the researchers' original report here: http://pss.sagepub.com/content/early/20 ... 8.full.pdf

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Re: MEAN & GREEN

Postby BrooklynBilly » Wed Mar 17, 2010 1:09 pm

I saw this item on last night's news. I believe it to be a true representation of mean greenies.
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Re: MEAN & GREEN

Postby Marie » Wed Mar 17, 2010 1:13 pm

BrooklynBilly wrote:I saw this item on last night's news. I believe it to be a true representation of mean greenies.
A usual, it's what you believe, not the facts that matter.

THEY GOT THE PUBLICATION WRONG, Billy, AND the discipline (psychology vs physiology) -- which means the "reporter" NEVER READ IT.

Yet you never questioned it because it flatters your prejudices.

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Re: MEAN & GREEN

Postby BrooklynBilly » Wed Mar 17, 2010 1:25 pm

Marie wrote:Yet you never questioned it because it flatters your prejudices.

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Well, no shit Sherlock. Your pedantry is on full display. I posted it where I did because I find it kind of humerous and not all together serious.
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Re: MEAN & GREEN

Postby dejapig » Wed Mar 17, 2010 1:31 pm

I think it's bullshit, but all I have is anecdotal evidence. I drive a hybrid, and it wouldn't even occur to me to lie, cheat, or steal as was done in the study.
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Re: MEAN & GREEN

Postby SusieQ » Wed Mar 17, 2010 2:32 pm

BrooklynBilly wrote:
Marie wrote:Yet you never questioned it because it flatters your prejudices.

-Marie-


Well, no shit Sherlock. Your pedantry is on full display. I posted it where I did because I find it kind of humerous and not all together serious.



:LMAO I am sorry but billys reaction back to Marie is just so hilarious.
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Re: MEAN & GREEN

Postby Marie » Wed Mar 17, 2010 5:08 pm

BrooklynBilly wrote:Your pedantry is on full display. . . .
You mean I LOOKED IT UP and showed you your teevee reporter garbled some FACTS.

Please take note, America. These are your news choices, according to Billy: sloppy reporting -- or conscientious "pedantry."

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