Psychologists find that you can be infected by corruption by being around it.

  • Researchers have found that countries with the highest number of years of schooling in 1870 have the lowest levels of corruption in 2010.
  • Corruption is highly contagious, despite differing cultural norms surrounding corrupt behaviors.
  • Simply seeing corruption can lead people who would not be thought of as bad people into corrupt practices.

For more, check out my blog, “Where Women Govern” at Psychology Today: The Malady of Corruption: Is It Contagious or Inherited? | Psychology Today