The Psychology of Forgiveness

The Huffington Post: It was excruciating to watch Anthony Weiner, a U.S. Representative from New York, making public amends this week for tweeting lewd photos of himself to a young woman he didn’t even know. He was clearly mortified — at least his taut jaw and flat expression suggested that More

People Would Rather Let Bad Things Happen Than Cause Them, Especially if Someone Is Watching

People are more comfortable committing sins of omission than commission—letting bad things happen rather than actively causing something bad. A new study published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science, suggests that this is because they know other people will think worse of them if they More