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Can Shame Predict Whether a Released Felon Will Reoffend?

A new longitudinal study of incarcerated felons produces a nuanced answer.

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Are Death Row Inmates Innocent If They Refuse a Last Meal?

A new study finds that prisoners who deny their guilt are more likely to hold out on eating before execution.

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Guilt Makes the Pie Taste Sweeter

New research suggests feelings of remorse heighten our enjoyment when we succumb to temptation.

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Increasing Organ Donation with Reminders of Regret

British researchers report on one promising way to get more people to agree to donate their organs after death.

Guilt: A Double-Edged Sword

New research finds when we make amends to assuage our guilt, a third party often pays the price.

Feel the Pain, Expel the Guilt

New research finds physical suffering reduces feelings of guilt.

Feel The Guilt, Save The Planet

Collective guilt regarding climate change can be a catalyst to individual action, but new research suggests eliciting that emotion can be tricky.

I Am Forever in Your Debt — And I Mean Forever

Excessive atonement can result from inextinguishable guilt, report two researchers who have named the effect after a perpetually apologetic character from the Harry Potter series.

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Gaming the Wedding Gift Registry System

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The Big One

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