People are unconsciously fairer and more generous when they are in clean-smelling environments, according to a …study led by a Brigham Young University professor. The research found a dramatic improvement in ethical behavior with just a few spritzes of citrus-scented Windex. Katie Liljenquist, assistant professor of organizational leadership at BYU’s Marriott School of Management, is the lead author on the piece in a forthcoming issue of Psychological Science.
So says a Science Daily recap of a press release from Brigham Young University. (Thanks to improbable researcher Scott Langill for bringing this to our attention.)