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2014-09-18 23:04:05

Dr. Christine Murray, a counseling professor at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, answers common questions about abuse, how to help and why victims stay. Greensboro, NC (PRWEB) September 18, 2014 October is more than just the season for Halloween, it’s also Domestic Violence Awareness Month. And the Centers for Disease Control’s National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey tells a scary story. According to the CDC survey, over a third of women and over a fourth...

2014-05-27 15:53:02

Brown University A new study tested whether people believe free will arises from a metaphysical basis or mental capacity. Even though most respondents said they believed humans to have souls, they judged free will and assigned blame for transgressions based on pragmatic considerations — such as whether the actor in question had the capacity to make an intentional and independent choice. Across the board, even if they believed in the concept of a soul, people in a new study ascribed...

2014-04-08 23:33:14

In her practice, licensed clinical psychologist Dr. Joanne J. Wendt has helped many men and women identify their partners’ verbally and emotionally abusive behaviors in order to break free of these destructive relationships. She’s sharing her tips for identifying verbal and emotional abuse to help men and women who may be in this harmful situation escape and get the help they need. San Diego, California (PRWEB) April 08, 2014 During her 27 years of practice as a licensed clinical...

2013-10-03 16:22:03

When something we do produces a positive result, we actually perceive it differently than we would if that same action yielded a negative result. In particular, people feel a greater connection between voluntary actions and their outcomes if those outcomes are good than if they are bad. The discovery, reported on October 3 in Current Biology, a Cell Press publication, yields important insight into notions about personal responsibility. "Our result suggests that people may really experience...

2011-02-16 17:00:53

Great works and praiseworthy behavior may bring respect and admiration, but these won't help us to escape blame when we do something wrong, says a new study by researchers at the University of Maryland and Harvard University. To do that, the researchers say, one needs to be a victim not a hero! In the study, participants responded to a number of scenarios that mirrored real-life moral transgressions, from stealing money to harming someone. Results revealed that, no matter how many previous...

2010-04-17 12:21:19

MU study finds that consumers blame organizations for crises more when the injured party is a consumer, rather than a member of the organization COLUMBIA, Mo. "“ When crises such as the recent Toyota recalls occur, public relations practitioners develop strategies to minimize damage to company images. University of Missouri researchers have found that consumers blame an organization for crises more when customers are injured, as opposed to when members or employees of the organizations...

2009-11-20 12:46:27

New study from University of Southern California and Stanford University finds blame spreads rapidly Merely observing someone publicly blame an individual in an organization for a problem "“ even when the target is innocent "“ greatly increases the odds that the practice of blaming others will spread with the tenacity of the H1N1 flu, according to new research from the USC Marshall School of Business and Stanford University. Nathanael J. Fast, an assistant professor of management...


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negawatt
  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.