Psychology & Psychiatry

How your brain wrestles with the ethics of eating animals

Most people eat meat and dairy with little thought of the consequences. Yet those consequences are planetary in scale. Raising livestock for meat, eggs and milk accounts for roughly 14% of all man-made greenhouse gas emissions. ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Can an accent influence moral decision-making?

When people are presented with a moral dilemma in their native language but the words are spoken with a foreign accent, it appears that they make more rational decisions. This was revealed in research that Susanne Brouwer ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Pediatric critical care professionals experiencing moral distress

(HealthDay)—Pediatric critical care professionals are experiencing moral distress during the COVID-19 pandemic, but they have also shown attributes of moral resilience, according to a study published online Nov. 1 in the ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Scientists uncover self-other moral bias at the conceptual level

Self–other bias can engender disagreement, misunderstanding, and conflict in real-world interactions. Moral perspectives are powerful in shaping thoughts and behaviors. Whether there is a self–other moral bias is poorly ...

Vaccination

Who goes first? Vaccine rollout forces stark moral choices

As COVID-19 surged, retired attorney Susan Crowley did some simple math and discovered a chilling fact: people over 60 made up 91% of coronavirus deaths in Oregon. So the 75-year-old was shocked when the state started vaccinating ...

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