Changes in moral attitudes following temptation1


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    This report is based on a doctoral dissertation submitted to the graduate school of Stanford University The research was supported by a grant from the National Science Foundation administered by Dr Leon Festinger It could not have been carried out without the cooperation of the superintendents, elementary school principals, and sixth grade teachers in the Palo Alto and Ravenswood school districts Mrs Phyllis Knauth, district psychologist for the Palo Alto school system, was very helpful in making arrangements with the schools Thanks are also due to Mrs Francis Cooper, Mr David Sears, Miss Ruth Smith, and Mr John Wright for their assistance in administering the questionnaire The author is grateful to Dr Douglas Lawrence and Dr Robert R Sears who served as members of his dissertation committee He is especially indebted to his advisor, Dr Leon Festinger

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    Now at the U S Army Leadership Human Research Unit, Presidio of Monterey, California