Psychology & Psychiatry

Study examines how heartfelt guilt affects individuals

For thousands of years, people have closely associated moral cleanliness with acts of physical cleanliness. A recent study published in the Australian Journal of Psychology explored this association by eliciting guilt, a ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

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.

Psychology & Psychiatry

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 ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Expert says guilt is a healthy part of child development

Nobody likes to feel guilty about anything, but U of T Mississauga psychology professor Tina Malti says that developing a sense of guilt in childhood is an important and healthy part of personal growth.

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Getting over guilt

(HealthDay)—Do you sometimes feel weighed down by guilt?

Psychology & Psychiatry

Research on guilt-prone individuals has implications for workplace

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 ...

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