psy 400

 Identify a situation in which an individual was persuaded into a decision to engage in behavior that violated social values, beliefs, attitudes, ethics, and/or morals, such as misrepresenting a product, underreporting income on taxes, falsifying services on a billing document, taking supplies from work, or engaging in vandalism.  Make it specific. 

Here is the situation:

 Bob works for an insurance office during the day and is trying to start up his own business with his brother in the evenings and weekends.  He and his brother are thinking about buying apartment complexes in the area and renting them.  Bill realizes that the cost to start up a business can be a lot, so he decides to start taking or “borrowing” things like office supplies from the storage closet at the insurance agency.  At first, it’s just a little, but over time it becomes more and more expensive items.   

 >Analyze the situation from the perspective of the individual’s social, cultural, and spiritual influences and his or her ethics. Refrain from inserting your own judgments and opinions.