Latest Morality Stories
Medical involvement with torture is prohibited by international law and professional associations, and yet sometimes it is the right thing for doctors to do, argue two bioethicists.
Belief in God doesn't deter a person from cheating on a test, unless that God is seen as a mean, punishing one, researchers say.
A study by Rimma Teper, Michael Inzlicht, and Elizabeth Page-Gould of the University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC) on human morality has just been published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association of Psychological Science.
If asked whether weâ€™d steal, most of us would say no.
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...
NSF-supported researchers use digital evolution techniques to examine theories about the evolution of altruism.
Evidence from Disneyland suggests that human creativity may have evolved not in response to sexual selection as some scientists believe but as a way to help parents bond with their children and to pass on traditions and cultural knowledge.
A new study from MIT neuroscientists suggests that our ability to respond appropriately to intended harms â€” that is, with outrage toward the perpetrator â€” is seated in a brain region associated with regulating emotions.
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
Analysis: Helping to stop doctors becoming complicit in torture.
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