Moral Licensing is a phenomenon studied closely in social psychology that describes one way we can accidentally allow ourselves to act against what we believe to be moral when we’re not consciously aware of what’s happening.
In this episode, I highlight some of its dangers, not when it comes to our justifications for avoiding the gym, but when it comes to our justifications for acting in contradiction to what we believe in, what we know to be right and ethical. I also explain how not to fall victim to this effect and how to continue to impact positive change despite it. And lastly, I discuss some other dangerous cognitive biases and mental imperfections that amplify the negative consequences of this effect if we’re not paying attention.
And a special thanks to one of my favorite artists, HÄANA, violinist and producer, for all the beautiful music in this episode! Look her up here on SoundCloud!
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS AND THANKS
A very special thank you to HÄANA (Violinist, vocalist and producer) for allowing me to use her beautiful music for the intro and outro, and throughout the podcast. She is one of my favorite artists and I’m super happy to be able to share her music with you all. You can find HÄANA on SoundCloud, on Facebook, and on iTunes.
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