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EASP – European Association of Social Psychology

Call Meta-analysis: seeking papers on intuition and dishonest behavior

16.01.2018, by Sibylle Classen in call for papers

Deadline: February 28, 2018

Last June we have sent out a call for papers to include in a meta-analysis we are conducting on the role of intuition vs deliberation in dishonesty. If you have a study (published or not) that fulfils the following criteria, please let us know so we can include it.
We are interested in studies that fulfill the following criteria:

  • Experimental, between-subjects manipulation of intuition. Examples are time pressure manipulations, cognitive load, second language, (physical) depletion or priming of intuitive mindsets
  • Behavioral measure of unethical behavior in which the participants can maximize their payoffs through unethical means. For example, tasks like the deception game, die-under-a-cup paradigm, privately predicting coin tosses, the matrix paradigm that in which participants can inflate their score, or the dot paradigm in which participants can make self-serving errors. We are interested both in studies including a control condition in which lying is not possible, and in studies in which lying is assessed by comparing behavior to the expected performance if participants are honest.

We would love to include all relevant studies (published or unpublished). So if in doubt, please email us to see if your study fits.
Studies that meet these criteria include e.g.:

  • Gunia, B.C., Wang, L., Huang, L., Wang, J. & Murnighan, J.K. (2012). Contemplation and conversation: subtle Influences on moral decision making. Academy of Management Journal, 55,13–33.
  • van ’t Veer, A. E., Stel, M., & van Beest, I. (2014). Limited capacity to lie: Cognitive load interferes with being dishonest. Judgment and Decision Making, 9, 199-206
  • Shalvi, S., Eldar, O., & Bereby-Meyer, Y. (2012). Honesty requires time (and lack of justifications). Psychological Science, 23, 1264–1270

If you have any relevant studies or datasets please send your paper / thesis / draft to Nils Köbis (, we will then specify the exact information needed beyond what is already described in the paper. Most often, this will require minimal effort on your side, we look forward to hearing from you before 28 February 2018.

Thanks very much,
Nils Köbis, Bruno Verschuere, David Rand, Yoella Bereby-Meyer, and Shaul Shalvi