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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.The study suggests that people with ample moral self-worth in one aspect of their lives can slip into immorality or opposite behavior in other areas -- their abundant...

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?If so, chances are you're more conservative -- politically, and especially in your attitudes toward gays and lesbians -- than your less-squeamish counterparts, according to two Cornell studies.The results, said study leader David Pizarro, Cornell assistant professor of psychology, raise questions about the role of disgust...

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. Findings revealed that being held captive in a hostile and life-threatening environment, deprivation of basic needs, sexual 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

Study investigates race, gender and morality among children in the real and virtual worldsChildren'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. Interestingly, there are marked gender and race differences in the way children rate morally questionable virtual behaviors, according to Professor Linda Jackson and her team from Michigan State University in the US. Their research1 is the first...

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...

2009-01-12 22:00:00

Human Rights Organization Urges Royal Thai Government to Crack Down on Use of Torture, Ensure Accountability for Abuse WASHINGTON, Jan. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Thai security forces pursuing a counter-insurgency campaign in the country's violence-plagued southern provinces systematically engage in torture and other ill-treatment, Amnesty International revealed in a report released today. The human rights organization called on the Royal Thai government to crack down on such...

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2008-10-15 10:40:00

Displays of altruism or selflessness towards others can be sexually attractive in a mate. This is one of the findings of a study carried out by biologists and a psychologist at The University of Nottingham. In three studies of more than 1,000 people Dr Tim Phillips and his fellow researchers discovered that women place significantly greater importance on altruistic traits that anything else. Their findings have been published in the British Journal of Psychology. Dr Phillips said: ...

2008-09-26 03:00:15

By Corbin, Ian Marcus Yale senior Aliza Shvarts has gone too far-or maybe she hasn't. According to a press release that Shvarts sent to the Yale Daily News on Wednesday, April 16, over a recent nine-month period, the senior art major artificially inseminated herself "as often as possible" and then induced miscarriages by means of herbal abortifacient pills. At first blush, her actions bespeak a morbidly unsound mind, but what makes Shvarts' actions even more outrageous is that she is-by all...


Word of the Day
omadhaun
  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.