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2011-11-09 16:11:25

In the fight for survival, plants are capable of complex social behaviours and may exhibit altruism towards family members, but aggressively compete with strangers.

2011-10-11 05:52:50

A recent study shows implications for nurturing human egalitarianism and cooperating, based on the first evidence that a basic sense of fairness and altruism appears in infancy.

2011-10-03 15:00:15

A study conducted by Daniel Bartels, Columbia Business School, Marketing, and David Pizarro, Cornell University, Psychology found that people who endorse actions consistent with an ethic of utilitarianism—the view that what is the morally right thing to do is whatever produces the best overall consequences—tend to possess psychopathic and Machiavellian personality traits.

2011-06-22 08:00:00

SAN DIEGO, June 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Crime Victims Fund, the organization that provides direct assistance and services for victims of crime, announced today it is partnering with internationally acclaimed artist Mark Jesinoski to offer limited edition prints and original paintings from his popular Aquaticus Series.

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2011-06-04 15:55:00

Moral responses change as people age says a new study from the University of Chicago.

2011-05-09 21:40:27

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.

2011-04-20 13:31:37

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.

2011-02-23 17:25:02

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.

2011-02-23 01:44:42

If asked whether we’d steal, most of us would say no.

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...


Word of the Day
meacock
  • An uxorious, effeminate, or spiritless man.
  • A timorous, cowardly fellow.
Probably a blend of meek and cock, or from meek +‎ -ock (“diminutive suffix”).