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Humans care about morality. Yet, they often engage in actions that contradict their moral self. Unethical amnesia is observed when people do not remember or remember less vividly these actions. This paper explores two reasons why individuals may experience unethical amnesia. Forgetting past unethical behavior may be motivated by purely hedonic or affective reasons, such as the willingness to maintain one's moral self-image, but also by instrumental or strategic motives, in anticipation ofdoi:10.1073/pnas.2011291117 pmid:32989133 fatcat:ng7nkqfnoja6vbeyaf5tj5a5oq