By Eutychus Yamikani:
Members of the “upper class” in the US are more likely to lie, cheat and break the law than people from less privileged backgrounds, a study has found.
In contrast, “lower class” people were more likely to display the traditional attributes of a gentleman.
According to telegraph the research which was conducted in 2012 suggested that the traditional notion of the upper-class “bounder” or cad could be based on fact.
Psychologists at the University of California in Berkeley, who carried out the study, suggested that the findings could explain the origins of the banking crisis-with self confident, rich bankers more likely to indulge in reckless behavior.
The team, led by Dr Paul piff, asked groups of people from different social backgrounds to perform a series of tasks designed to identify different traits such as honesty and consideration for others.
There is already a heated debate in the US currently, and issues are rising between the main candidates in the fight for the white house, as some candidates have started showing origins of which group they represent causing divisions in society.