Latest Morality Stories

2009-09-02 23:55:00

Newly published research suggests that government use of torture has increased worldwide despite international norms discouraging it.

2009-08-25 14:25:00

Researchers from Portugal and Indonesia describe an approach to decision making based on computational logic in the current issue of the International Journal of Reasoning-based Intelligent Systems which might one day give machines a sense of morality.

2009-08-06 21:39:30

People say they have more restraint than they actually possess -- leading to poor decisions when tempted with greed, lust or drugs, U.S.

2009-08-06 00:34:20

The American Psychological Association voted at a meeting in Toronto to have its ethics committee draft language to prevent the Nuremberg defense. The APA council of representatives voted to direct the committee to propose language by fall that will appropriately and effectively amend Ethical Standard 1.02 in response to concerns about a possible following orders or following the law defense to violations of human rights based on the current language of its Ethics Code, APA officials said in...

2009-06-26 11:55:45

To many, New York Gov. Eliott Spitzer's fall from grace seemed to make no sense at all. But a new Northwestern University study offers provocative insights that possibly could relate to why the storm trooper of reform -- formerly known as the Sheriff of Wall Street -- seemingly went from saint to sinner overnight.

2009-06-04 23:30:00

Are you someone who squirms when confronted with slime, shudders at stickiness or gets grossed out by gore? Do crawly insects make you cringe or dead bodies make you blanch?

2009-06-02 10:44:50

New research findings published today by Dr Metin BaÅŸoÄŸlu, Head of Section of Trauma Studies at King's College London and the Istanbul Centre for Behaviour Research and Therapy, examines the psychological impact of war captivity, 'cruel, inhuman, and degrading treatment' (CIDT) and physical torture.

2009-05-18 07:00:00

Filing and Press Conference: 10am, Monday, May 18, 2009, Board of Professional Responsibility District of Columbia Court of Appeals 515 5th Street NW, Building A, Suite 117 Washington, DC 20001 WASHINGTON, May 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Monday, May 18, 2009, a broad coalition of organizations dedicated to accountable government, and representing over one million members, filed disciplinary complaints with state bar licensing boards against twelve attorneys who advocated the torture...

2009-03-03 08:47:48

Children’s moral behavior and attitudes in the real world largely carry over to the virtual world of computers, the Internet, video games and cell phones.

2009-02-27 23:59:15

University of Toronto researchers say they've found a link between moral disgust and disgust related to unpleasant tastes. While morality is considered a pinnacle of human evolution, disgust is a primitive emotion that played a key role in evolutionary survival, researchers said. Our research shows the involvement of disgust in morality, suggesting that moral judgment may depend as much on simple emotional processes as on complex thought, lead author Hanah Chapman, a graduate student in...

Word of the Day
  • To play, gamble.
  • To impose upon; delude; trick; humbug; also, to joke; chaff.
  • A deceitful game or trick; trickery; humbug; nonsense.
The word 'gammon' in the sense of 'joke, trick' may come from 'backgammon'.