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When it's bad to be friendly and smart: the desirability of sociability and competence depends on morality

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When it's bad to be friendly and smart : the desirability of sociability and competence depends on morality. / Landy, Justin; Piazza, Jared Raymond; Goodwin, Geoffrey.

In: Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, Vol. 42, No. 9, 09.2016, p. 1272-1290.

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Landy, J, Piazza, JR & Goodwin, G 2016, 'When it's bad to be friendly and smart: the desirability of sociability and competence depends on morality', Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, vol. 42, no. 9, pp. 1272-1290. https://doi.org/10.1177/0146167216655984

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Landy, Justin ; Piazza, Jared Raymond ; Goodwin, Geoffrey. / When it's bad to be friendly and smart : the desirability of sociability and competence depends on morality. In: Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin. 2016 ; Vol. 42, No. 9. pp. 1272-1290.

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