- Rajen Anderson, Cornell Univ.
- Benjamin Ruisch, Cornell Univ.
- David Pizarro, Cornell Univ.
In four studies (total N = 988), we examine how perceptions of moral character change over time. We find that a single bad act is enough to change perceptions of an individual’s “moral trajectory,” such that a person who commits a bad action is expected to slide down a slippery slope and engage in future bad actions.