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Time magazine takes note of moral injury

Mark Thompson on Time’s Battleground blog has a nice blurb up today about my Miller-McCune story on moral injury. I think the issue of moral injury needs to be discussed far more than it is today, so I’m pleased to … Continue reading

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Compassion and Gender Differences

A new brain imaging study shows that women may be hard-wired to respond to images more compassionately than men.  If compassion is a key component of moral goodness, then does this finding imply that women are more capable of goodness … Continue reading

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Projecting Ourselves Onto Others

Miller-McCune’s story about conspiracy theorists got me thinking about projection. That’s the psychological mechanism wherein we each think the other guy is us. We believe that he/she has the same motives, same ideas, same approaches that we do. In other … Continue reading

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The Tea Party, Karma and Torture

Yesterday we heard from Virginia Psychology Professor Jonathan Haidt about how tea partiers aren’t crazy; they just believe in karma. Today comes word of research showing that those who support torture don’t care as much about gaining information as they … Continue reading

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More Talk, Less Consensus

Here’s an interesting follow-up to Jon Stewart’s critique of our political speech. Miller-McCune reports on a new study showing evidence that the more we talk about political issues the more polarized we become.

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