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Scales of Justice: Guilt and Pain

If guilt is tearing you up inside, try inflicting some pain on yourself. It sounds weird, but research published in Psychological Science found that people’s feelings of guilt are reduced after they experience pain.... More>


What’s Your Biggest Regret?


On Ash Wednesday, it’s good to feel the pain


Ash Wednesday Idea: Beat Guilt This Lent — Literally


Cleansing the Soul by Hurting the Flesh: The Guilt-Reducing Effect of Pain

Lent in the Christian tradition is a time of sacrifice and penance. It also is a period of purification and enlightenment. Pain purifies. It atones for sin and cleanses the soul. Or at least that’s the idea. Theological questions aside, can self-inflicted pain really alleviate the guilt associated with immoral acts? A new study published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science, explores the psychological consequences of experiencing bodily pain.... More>