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Who’s to Blame?

Although bullies, thieves, and swindlers typically draw our scorn, research suggests that the fault we assign in crimes, accidents, and altercations is far more nuanced than we realize. In a symposium at the 2016 APS Annual Convention, psychological scientists presented new findings about how people parse out blame — and compassion — in various situations. ... More>


The Moral Science Behind Self-Driving Cars

Autonomous vehicles will have to be programmed to make moral decisions, such as sacrificing one passenger in order to save two pedestrians. ... More>


Memories of Unethical Actions Fade Faster

New research demonstrates that people’s memories of their unethical behavior become less clear, less detailed, and less vivid over time compared to other memories. ... More>