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Guilt complex
Some people hate to disappoint -- and you should definitely get them on your team. It turns out individuals who are highly prone to feel guilty for disappointing their co-workers are among the most ethical and hard-working partners. However, new research suggests that these highly guilt-prone people may be the most reticent to enter into partnerships. (2014-12-22)

Are you prone to feeling guilty? Then you're probably more trustworthy, study shows
New research from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business finds that when it comes to predicting who is most likely to act in a trustworthy manner, one of the most important factors is the anticipation of guilt. (2018-07-19)

Men feel less guilt
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 (2010-01-25)

Death row confessions and the last meal test of innocence
Social circumstance often gives meals meaning, so it is logical that the last meals of those on death row may signify something beyond taste preference. While there are many factors that could contribute to last meal selection, this study is the first to provide evidence of a link between food selection and self-perceived guilt or innocence. These findings may be useful to the legal community in further assessing the innocence and perceived innocence of those who have received the death penalty in the past. (2014-01-23)

The psychological toll of shame in military personnel
Feelings of shame may make the symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) more severe in current and former members of the Armed Services. (2017-10-25)

Weighed down by guilt: Research shows it's more than a metaphor
Ever feel the weight of guilt? Princeton researcher Martin Day and Ramona Bobocel, an associate professor of psychology at the University of Waterloo, recently published the results of a series of studies that begin to offer answers to that question. (2013-10-08)

Cardiovascular patients' perspectives on guilt as a motivational tool
New research from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine reveals the role that guilt may play as a motivational tool for cardiovascular patients. (2011-04-03)

Benevolence can boost buying at the luxury counter
New research indicates that co-branding with charitable causes at the point of sale can help persuade buyers to purchase luxury products. (2016-02-17)

The good, the bad, and the guilty: Anticipating feelings of guilt predicts ethical behavior
From politics to finance, government to education, ethics-related scandals seem to crop up with considerable regularity. As whistleblowers and investigative journalists bring scandals to light, one can't help but wonder: Are there specific character traits that predispose people to unethical behavior? Converging evidence suggests the answer could be guilt proneness. In a new article, psychological scientists examine the existing research on guilt proneness, exploring how it might influence our behavior in the workplace and beyond. (2012-10-10)

Understanding fear of guilt key in better treating OCD
Advances in our understanding of the development and persistence of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) have the potential to improve treatment according to a new study by the University of Waterloo. (2018-05-02)

My bad! Why we feel guilt in the first place
New research suggests that although it feels bad, guilt plays a critical role in promoting prosocial behavior. (2007-07-24)

Shameful secrets bother us more than guilty secrets
Everyone has secrets, but what causes someone to think about them over and over again? People who feel shame about a secret, as opposed to guilt, are more likely to be consumed by thoughts of what they are hiding, according to research published by the American Psychological Association. (2019-02-11)

Cleansing the soul by hurting the flesh: The guilt-reducing effect of pain
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. (2011-03-08)

After committing a crime, guilt and shame predict re-offense
Within three years of being released from jail, two out of every three inmates in the US wind up behind bars again -- a problem that contributes to the highest incarceration rate of any country in the world. New research suggests that the degree to which inmates' express guilt or shame may provide an indicator of how likely they are to re-offend. (2014-02-11)

Study advocates psychological screening for the carers of child burn victims
A new study published in the Journal of Pediatric Psychology highlights the need for psychological screening for families/primary caregivers after a child sustains a burn injury. (2018-11-06)

Feeling guilty or ashamed? Think about your emotions before you shop
Suppose you grabbed a few cookies before heading out to the grocery store and start to feel guilty or ashamed about breaking your diet. According to a new study in the Journal of Consumer Research, feeling guilty might find you comparing calories in different cartons of ice cream. Feeling ashamed might keep you from buying any ice cream in the first place. (2014-10-14)

Pride tops guilt as a motivator for environmental decisions
A lot of pro-environmental messages suggest that people will feel guilty if they don't make an effort to live more sustainably or takes steps to ameliorate climate change. But a recent study from Princeton University finds that highlighting the pride people will feel if they take such actions may be a better way to change environmental behaviors. (2018-02-13)

Self-inflicted blinding not linked to Oedipus complex, but untreated psychosis
The self-inflicted removal of one or both eyes, which has traditionally been attributed to sexual guilt, is, in fact, caused by untreated psychotic illness, such as schizophrenia, reveal researchers in the British Journal of Ophthalmology. (2012-02-27)

Brain study could lead to new understanding of depression
Brain scientists have moved a step closer to understanding why some people may be more prone to depression than others. (2008-08-24)

Forced to be bad: When eating that chocolate cake is 'not our fault'?
Imagine you're dining out with a friend who insists on sharing some chocolate cake for dessert. Since the decision has already been made for you, you gladly join in without feeling any regret. According to a new study in the Journal of Consumer Research, consumers are happier when someone else decides they can indulge in dessert or other guilty pleasures. (2014-10-14)

Shame, not guilt, related to substance-abuse problems
Findings from a collaboration between scientists at the University at Buffalo's Research Institute on Addictions (RIA) and George Mason University in Fairfax, Va., have established the importance of distinguishing between feelings of shame and guilt when providing treatment for substance abuse and in developing substance-abuse prevention programs. (2005-08-26)

Parental support linked to how well millennials transition to college life
Researchers show that how well parents or guardians support millennials' psychological needs prior to their transition to college is an important predictor of their psychological well-being as they adapt to college life. (2019-03-26)

Guilt, cooperation linked by neural network
A UA study using economic models backed up by fMRI scans offers new insights on why people choose to cooperate rather than act selfishly. The study appears in the current issue of the neuroscience journal Neuron. (2011-05-11)

Doing good so you don't feel bad: Neural mechanisms of guilt anticipation and cooperation
On a daily basis, our social life places us in situations where we have to decide whether or not to cooperate with others. However, the motivation that encourages us to behave cooperatively is often not clear. Now, new research published by Cell Press in the May 12, 2011, issue of the journal Neuron suggests that anticipation of the feeling of guilt can motivate us to behave unselfishly and reveals a neural mechanism that may underlie this guilt aversion-driven cooperation. (2011-05-11)

Brain scans reveal how people 'justify' killing
A new study has thrown light on how people can become killers in certain situations, showing how brain activity varies according to whether or not killing is seen as justified. (2015-04-08)

Depression, overwhelming guilt in preschool years linked to brain changes
A key brain region involved in emotion is smaller in older children diagnosed with depression as preschoolers, and predicts risk of later recurrence, according to researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. (2014-11-12)

'Bad' video game behavior increases players' moral sensitivity
New evidence suggests heinous behavior played out in a virtual environment can lead to players' increased sensitivity toward the moral codes they violated. (2014-06-27)

Luxury-charity partnerships can help promote retail sales this holiday season
Buying luxury items this holiday season may have consumers wondering if the cost is justified, but new research shows that guilt is removed if the luxury purchase is associated with charitable organizations. Research forthcoming in the Journal of Retailing finds the cash register is the best place for luxury brands to partner with charities because the consumer sees that some of the money is going to a good cause which removes an impediment to purchase. (2015-12-14)

Nostalgia safeguards against negative feelings
Psychologists discover strong correlations between Americans' glorification of their country, nostalgia for the past, and the rejection of collective guilt regarding past crimes. (2018-02-07)

Scientific misconduct harms prior collaborators
Luxembourg, 14 March 2018 - Scientists should choose their associates carefully, researchers at the University of Luxembourg and the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW), Mannheim, recommend, as future misconduct by colleagues could seriously impact the reputation of their former collaborators. (2018-03-15)

Brain scans prove Freud right: Guilt plays key role in depression
Scientists have shown that the brains of people with depression respond differently to feelings of guilt -- even after their symptoms have subsided. (2012-06-04)

Violent video games eventually lose their ability to produce guilt in gamers
Rapidly advancing technology has created ever more realistic video games. Images are sharp, settings have depth and detail, and the audio is crisp and authentic. It appears so real that research has consistently found that gamers feel guilty committing unjustified acts of violence within the game. Now, a new University at Buffalo-led study suggests that the moral response produced by the initial exposure to a video game decreases as experience with the game develops. (2016-04-08)

Children showing signs of social withdrawal in risk of internalized distress
Children showing signs of social withdrawal are more susceptible to parental influences than others. These children were also more prone to distress caused by the impacts of guilt-inducing parenting. (2014-06-12)

When work calls: Study shows that receiving work-related contact at home takes greater toll on women's well-being
Communication technologies that help people stay connected to the workplace are often seen as solutions to balancing work and family life. A new study, however, suggests there may be a (2011-03-08)

All work and no play: New study shows that, in the long run, virtue is regretted more than vice
The older we get, the more we regret not having more fun, says new study in the September issue of the Journal of Consumer Research. Researchers from Columbia University show that choosing work over play leads to regrets about having missed out on the pleasures of life. Over time, these regrets intensify, while guilt about indulging tends to fade. (2006-06-26)

Narcissistic students don't mind cheating their way to the top
College students who exhibit narcissistic tendencies are more likely than fellow students to cheat on exams and assignments, a new study shows. The results suggested that narcissists were motivated to cheat because their academic performance functions as an opportunity to show off to others, and they didn't feel particularly guilty about their actions. (2010-11-30)

New research: Teen smokers struggle with body-related shame and guilt
Are teen smokers who pick up the habit doing so because they have a negative self-image? Does the typical teenaged smoker try to balance out this unhealthy habit with more exercise? And if so, then why would an adolescent smoke, yet still participate in recommended levels of physical activity? A recent study, conducted in part at Concordia University and published in Preventive Medicine Reports, sought to answer these questions. (2015-08-19)

New equation reveals how other people's fortunes affect our happiness
A new equation, showing how our happiness depends not only on what happens to us but also how this compares to other people, has been developed by UCL researchers funded by Wellcome. The team developed an equation to predict happiness in 2014, highlighting the importance of expectations, and the new updated equation also takes into account other people's fortunes. (2016-06-14)

Why guilt doesn't keep some of us from making the same mistakes twice
Many of us experience a tinge of guilt as we delight in feelings of pleasure from our favorite indulgences, like splurging on an expensive handbag or having another drink. Yet, in spite of documented ambivalence towards temptation and well-meaning vows not to succumb again, consumers often repeat the same or similar choices. A new study examines repeated impulsive behavior despite the presence of guilt -- important research underscored by the increasing prevalence of binge drinking, obesity and credit card debt. (2007-08-07)

Buffet guilt
Ever wonder how much the price you pay for an All-You-Can-Eat (AYCE) buffet influences how you feel at the end of the meal? To explore this idea and address the lack of studies that do, this study examines whether pricing affects key indicators such as overeating, physical discomfort, and guilt. (2015-12-17)

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