Cases Unwrapped Video Series
The story of former super-lobbyist and convicted felon Jack Abramoff examines biases in behavioral ethics in a documentary and six short videos. Filmed on the UT Austin campus.
In It To Win: The Jack Abramoff Story
Featuring former lobbyist and convicted felon Jack Abramoff, this 25-minute documentary explores the internal biases and external pressures he faced, and the consequences of his unethical decisions.
In It To Win: Jack & Framing
Abramoff’s version of framing, which describes how our judgments, including our ethical judgments, are affected just by how a situation is posed or viewed.
In It To Win: Jack & Moral Equilibrium
Abramoff’s version of moral equilibrium, which describes our tendency to keep a running scoreboard in our heads that compares our self-image as ethical people to our actual behavior.
In It To Win: Jack & Overconfidence Bias
Abramoff’s version of overconfidence bias, which is our tendency to be more confident about our moral character and our ability to act ethically than is objectively justified.
In It To Win: Jack & Rationalizations
Abramoff’s version of rationalizations, which are the excuses we make for not living up to our own, or society’s, ethical standards.
In It To Win: Jack & Role Morality
Abramoff’s version of role morality, which is our tendency to use different moral standards as we play different “roles” in society.
In It To Win: Jack & Self-Serving Bias
Abramoff’s version of the self-serving bias, which causes us to see things in ways that support our best interests and our pre-existing beliefs.