Understanding how we blame can help us work together.
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The government has become an easy scapegoat as the pandemic has worsened. While blame can alleviate stress, grief and guilt, it can also be counterproductive if people trust less in their leaders.
Your partner’s intentions might be good, but the outcome often isn’t.
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Your partner might think they’re providing valuable encouragement, but a new study shows how it can backfire.
United Airlines officials testify after United physically forced a customer off a Chicago flight.
United Airlines faced a public relations nightmare when they dragged a man off a flight in 2017 – until the blame shifted back to the victim.
Which way does neurobiological evidence tip the scales in sentencing?
How do jurors use different kinds of information about mental illness when making sentencing decisions? An experiment finds that neurobiological evidence could harm or help defendants.
Instead of overreacting to minor slights, it’s healthier to just say, ‘pyt.’
Pyt doesn’t have an exact English translation, but there’s a rich strain of psychological research devoted to its benefits in everyday life.
New research shows that even previously obstructive parents can be coached into providing vital support for their children with eating disorders.
A new psychological intervention can help any parents - even those crippled by fear and self-blame - to become powerful recovery coaches to children with eating disorders.
Attempts to restructure our “obesogenic” food environment for health are often criticized - as restricting personal choice and freedom.
Bombarded with unhealthy offerings by the food industry, we blame and shame ourselves for gaining weight. But is it really our fault, or are we being “entrapped?”
‘Talk to me about your mother.’
Psychological defence mechanisms such as blaming parents can be more dangerous for mental health than a traumatic past experience itself.
We propose a different way to look at the factors behind chronic disease, like obesity and diabetes.
A new way of looking at what’s behind chronic disease takes into account social, environmental and other factors, rather than blaming individuals.
Robots in chains but are they really to blame when AI does something wrong?
There is much debate on the ethics of artificial intelligence machines that are designed to kill. But who’s responsible when a non-lethal AI system causes damage, harm or even death?
Your brain is still you.
Imagine that Brian promises to drive you to the airport but never shows up, and you miss your flight. When you confront Brian, he tells you that he remembered his promise but decided to watch a movie instead…
Formula 1 driver Jules Bianchi remains in a critical condition after a serious crash earlier this month.
As with most tragic events today, Formula One driver Jules Bianchi’s recent crash in the Japanese Grand Prix has raised the usual frenzy of questions surrounding who is to blame when things go wrong and…
Those who place responsibility for road accidents on others have worse mental and physical health outcomes than those who…