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2013-11-07 12:41:53

Companies often put a personal face on products in an attempt to reach a deeper connection with consumers. New research suggests the same idea can be applied to social causes: Putting a human face on the campaign for a social cause actually increases support for it. The findings are published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. Researchers Hee-Kyung Ahn of Hanyang University, South Korea, Hae Joo Kim of Wilfrid Laurier University, and Pankaj...

2012-12-24 05:01:49

With the nation still in mourning after a wave of tragic events, relationship expert Dr. Bonnie Eaker Weil encourages Americans to recognize and treat survivor guilt in children and adults. (PRWEB) December 23, 2012 Following on the heals of the past few months of an unprecedented series of traumatic events. The northeast suffered greatly due to Superstorm Sandy (http://tinyurl.com/99enwwm) and our sense of security has been shaken by the Newtown massacre (http://tinyurl.com/cqdrev8) and...

2012-09-02 23:03:09

Dr. Eliezer Nussbaum Gives Tips for Surviving Survivor Guilt Long Beach, CA (PRWEB) September 02, 2012 There wasn´t a name for the syndrome before the 1960s, when psychologists started recognizing a condition among patients who all happened to be Holocaust survivors. It came to be known as “survivor guilt.” The affliction also affects those who have endured war, natural disasters, the suicide of a loved one, epidemics and even employment layoffs. Eli Nussbaum, recently...

2012-06-04 19:41:39

Scientists have shown that the brains of people with depression respond differently to feelings of guilt — even after their symptoms have subsided. University of Manchester researchers found that the brain scans of people with a history of depression differed in the regions associated with guilt and knowledge of socially acceptable behavior from individuals who never get depressed. The study — published in the journal Archives of General Psychiatry — provides the first...

2012-02-21 21:16:23

Researchers say theory may help explain ethical lapses that led to recession Why do some people behave morally while others do not? Sociologists at the University of California, Riverside and California State University, Northridge have developed a theory of the moral self that may help explain the ethical lapses in the banking, investment, and mortgage-lending industries that nearly ruined the U.S. economy. For decades, sociologists have posited that individual behavior results from...

2012-02-16 14:21:45

UC Riverside and CSU Northridge sociologists´ research suggests how bankers, stock brokers and mortgage lenders justified ruinous actions. Why do some people behave morally while others do not? Sociologists at the University of California, Riverside and California State University, Northridge have developed a theory of the moral self that may help explain the ethical lapses in the banking, investment and mortgage-lending industries that nearly ruined the U.S. economy. For decades,...

2011-03-08 19:40:33

Lent in the Christian tradition is a time of sacrifice and penance. It also is a period of purification and enlightenment. Pain purifies. It atones for sin and cleanses the soul. Or at least that's the idea. Theological questions aside, can self-inflicted pain really alleviate the guilt associated with immoral acts? A new study published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science, explores the psychological consequences of experiencing bodily pain....

2010-03-24 16:14:36

New research provides insight into the region of the brain that underlies our tendency to condemn failed attempts to harm and forgive harms that are accidental. The study, published by Cell Press in the March 25 issue of the journal Neuron, underscores the importance of the ventromedial prefrontal cortex (VMPC) for making moral judgments about harmful intent. Previous neuropsychological and neuroimaging studies implicated the VMPC in emotional responses to harmful actions, where the actor...

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2010-01-25 13:22:14

Although changing social and cultural contexts mean guilt has less power today than it once did, a new study has shown that in the West this emotion is "significantly higher" among women. The main problem, according to the experts, is not that women feel a lot of guilt (which they do), but rather that many males feel "too little". "Our initial hypothesis was that feelings of guilt are more intense among females, not only among adolescents but also among young and adult women, and they also...

2010-01-04 12:39:00

LAGUNA BEACH, Calif., Jan. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Hardly a week goes by without some sort of unethical behavior making national headlines. Whether it is a media hoax about a boy in a balloon or a Ponzi scheme of the highest caliber, unethical behavior has -- sadly -- become expected? Dr. Robert Hoyk, is a Clinical Psychologist and primary author of "THE ETHICAL EXECUTIVE: Becoming Aware of the Root Causes of Unethical Behavior: 45 Psychological Traps that Every One of Us Falls Prey To"...