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Belief in free will predicts criminal punishment support, disapproval of unethical actions
In countries with transparent governments and low levels of corruption, the belief in free will -- that is, believing that people's outcomes are tied to choices and personal responsibility -- predicts someone's intolerance of unethical behavior along with a greater desire to see criminals harshly punished for their actions. (2017-06-26)
Unethical promotion of medicines is rife in India
The Indian government has failed to prevent the unethical and illegal promotion of prescription drugs, according to an editorial in this week's BMJ. (2004-04-01)
Hormones influence unethical behavior
Hormones play a two-part role in encouraging and reinforcing cheating and other unethical behavior, according to research from Harvard University and The University of Texas at Austin. (2015-07-28)
Medical school applicants should be screened for personality disorders to prevent ethical disasters
Medical schools should screen applicants for personality disorders before granting them entry, finds a study in the Journal of Medical Ethics. (2001-11-28)
Failed asylum seekers must not be denied health care
It is unethical to deny failed asylum seekers access to the NHS, argues a doctor in this week's BMJ. (2004-07-29)
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)
Red tape for clinical trial consent can be lethal: Experts
Current rules requiring researchers to obtain consent for patients to take part in clinical trials in emergency situations are causing life-threatening delays to treatment, experts have argued. (2011-03-23)
Supervisors, coworkers tolerate unethical behavior when production is good, Baylor study
A new Baylor University study published in the journal Personnel Psychology investigates why employees' unethical behaviors may be tolerated versus rejected. (2016-04-06)
Denying NHS care to overseas visitors is unethical
Current UK regulations for treatment of overseas visitors or people of uncertain residential status are unethical, argue researchers in this week's BMJ. (2004-08-05)
Russians do not trust modern biomedical technologies -- poll
Russians are cautious about modern technologies, including achievements in biomedicine. (2016-06-08)
Forcing choice may hamper decision-making, study finds
Constraining choice isn't necessarily a good thing when it comes to managers' problem-solving, according to a new Canadian study. (2013-01-23)
Preventive detention for people with personality disorder is wrong
Government proposals for detaining indefinitely people with dangerous severe personality disorder masquerade as extensions to mental health services but are in fact unethical proposals for preventive detention, says an editorial in this week's BMJ. (1999-10-28)
Expectations can minimize unethical behavior in the powerful
Recent research offers new ideas for curbing unethical behavior by those with power -- it all depends on how people in power think about their power. (2016-05-04)
New studies determine which social class more likely to behave unethically
A series of studies conducted by psychologists at the University of California, Berkeley and the University of Toronto in Canada reveal something the well off may not want to hear. (2012-03-07)
Anticipating temptation may reduce unethical behavior, research finds
Ethical dilemmas can present a self-control conflict between pursuing immediate benefits through behaving dishonestly and pursuing long-term benefits through honesty. (2015-05-22)
Should doctors tell patients about expensive, unfunded drugs?
It is unethical and paternalistic for doctors to withhold information from patients about new drugs that are not yet publicly funded, say researchers in this week's BMJ. (2005-11-03)
Moral in the morning, but dishonest in the afternoon
Our ability to exhibit self-control to avoid cheating or lying is significantly reduced over the course of a day, making us more likely to be dishonest in the afternoon than in the morning, according to findings published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. (2013-10-30)
Upper class more likely to be scofflaws
The upper class has a higher propensity for unethical behavior, being more likely to believe - as did Gordon Gekko in the movie (2012-02-27)
CEOs who motivate with 'fightin' words' shoot themselves in the foot
Heading into the war room to fire up the troops? (2014-07-22)
European experts slam new Italian fertility proposals
Fertility experts meeting in Vienna today (Saturday 29 June) attacked proposals by the Lower House of the Italian Parliament that could encourage multiple pregnancies. (2002-06-29)
European geneticists condemn use of testing to establish 'racial purity'
The use of genetic testing to establish racial origins for political purposes is not only scientifically foolish, but also unethical and should be condemned, the European Society of Human Genetics said today, Thursday, June 14. (2012-06-14)
US Army battlefield ethics training programme reduced self-reported mistreatment of civilians in
An Article in this week's 9/11 Special Issue of The Lancet shows that, during deployment in Iraq, leader-led battlefield ethics training positively influenced soldiers' understanding of how to interact with and treat non-combatants, and reduced reports of ethical misconduct. (2011-09-01)
Vitamin A supplements for children could save 600,000 lives a year
Children in low and middle income countries should be given vitamin A supplements to prevent death and illness, concludes a study published on bmj.com today. (2011-08-25)
Turning a blind eye
Would you let other people's ethical preferences determine whether you act unethically on their behalf? (2013-12-11)
Why good people do bad things
When facing an ethical dilemma, being aware of the temptation before it happens and thinking about the long-term consequences of misbehaving could help more people do the right thing, according to a new study. (2015-06-05)
UAHuntsville business faculty investigate research ethics; Results are published in Science magazine
Two UAHuntsville faculty members from the College of Business were published today in the prestigious journal Science for their investigation of an important issue in research ethics. (2012-02-02)
Why results from genetic tests should be available to medical insurance companies
Authors of a Viewpoint article in this week's issue of THE LANCET discuss the ethical considerations surrounding genetic test results and disclosure to medical insurance companies-the authors outline their reasons for supporting the disclosure of such test results to make health insurance more equitable. (2004-01-29)
Middle managers may turn to unethical behavior to face unrealistic expectations
While unethical behavior in organizations is often portrayed as flowing down from top management, or creeping up from low-level positions, a team of researchers suggest that middle management also can play a key role in promoting wide-spread unethical behavior among their subordinates. (2017-10-05)
Winning a competition predicts future dishonest behavior -- Ben-Gurion University researchers
'These findings suggest that the way in which people measure success affects their honesty. (2016-02-03)
Attention, bosses: Why angry employees are bad for business
According to University of Arizona research, employees who are angry are more likely to engage in unethical behavior at work -- even if the source of their anger is not job-related. (2016-11-14)
Declaration opposes transplant commercialism, transplant tourism and organ trafficking
All countries should take steps to govern organ donation and transplantation, thereby ensuring patient safety and prohibiting unethical practices, according to an article appearing in the Sept. (2008-08-13)
Do it well and do it right: Business success requires top-notch service and ethics
New research from the University of Notre Dame shows that businesses must place equal importance on ethical adherence and quality service in order to be successful. (2016-10-03)
India's private healthcare sector 'treats patients as revenue generators'
India's private healthcare sector 'treats patients as revenue generators' argues a senior doctor in The BMJ today. (2015-02-24)
Why are consumers willing to spend more money on ethical products?
What motivates consumers to make ethical choices such as buying clothing not made in a sweat shop, spending more money on fair-trade coffee, and bringing their own bags when they go shopping? (2014-09-16)
Unethical advertising at launch of antidepressants
When the new generation of antidepressant drugs was launched in the early 1990s, sales multiplied over the course of just a few years. (2013-05-02)
New research at the University of Leicester links shoplifting to your personality
A new study by psychologists at the University of Leicester has identified dimensions of personality seen in persons prone to shoplifting. (2010-05-26)
Do-gooder or ne'er-do-well? Behavioral science explains patterns of moral behavior
Does good behavior lead to more good behavior? Or do we try to balance our good and bad deeds? (2013-03-07)
Money may corrupt, but thinking about time can strengthen morality
Priming people to think about money makes them more likely to cheat, but priming them to think about time seems to strengthen their moral compass, according to new research published in Psychological Science. (2013-12-10)
Number-crunching could lead to unethical choices, says new study
Calculating the pros and cons of a potential decision is a way of decision-making. (2014-09-15)
Feeling good about placebos
A Michigan State University medical ethicist believes giving a patient a placebo the old-fashioned way - using some kind of (2004-02-14)
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