Psychology & Psychiatry

Focus on childhood glaucoma caregivers

Even with more advanced treatments and early intervention, caregivers of young people living with childhood glaucoma face profound challenges with no cure or way to reverse the damage—and always facing the prospect of their ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Adolescents with lack of empathy show early signs of psychopathy

A pioneering study with the Portuguese population shows that adolescents with high levels of callous-unemotional traits demonstrate lower levels of anticipated guilt towards the possibility of committing an immoral act and ...

Sports medicine & Kinesiology

Athletes suspend morality to pursue sporting success: study

Ruthless sportspeople often suspend their sense of right and wrong when they step onto the field of play—viewing sport as a different world where they jettison responsibility to act in a moral way, according to a new study.

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Guilt

Guilt is the state of being responsible for the commission of an offense. It is also a cognitive or an emotional experience that occurs when a person realizes or believes—accurately or not—that he or she has violated a moral standard, and bears significant responsibility for that violation. It is closely related to the concept of remorse.

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