Family members of victims pose a growing challenge for capital punishment
An examination of the nation's history in carrying out executions is encountering a new challenge for modern-day capital punishment.
Research shines light on the dark side of ethics: Marketers find a blind spot in human judgment
(Phys.org) —When judging the ethics of an action, most people believe themselves to be fair and impartial. Bad is bad, and greater offenses deserve greater punishment. However, according to research conducted at the University ...
Victims want to change, not just punish, offenders
Revenge is a dish best served with a side of change. A series of experiments conducted by researchers affiliated with Princeton University has found that punishment is only satisfying to victims if the offenders change their ...
Research links power and tendency to punish harshly
Often, employees are shocked by what they think is a supervisor's severe reaction to a subordinate's seemingly minor transgression. The supervisors who punish them seem to be so absolutely sure that they are doing the right ...
Punishment plays important role in forgiveness
(Phys.org) —It's easier for people to forgive someone for doing wrong against them if some form of punishment is involved, according to psychology researchers at the University of Adelaide.
Punishment promotes human cooperation when people trust each other
(Phys.org) —Why does the effectiveness of punishment to promote contributions to public goods differ among countries? According to psychologists Daniel Balliet and Paul van Lange at VU University Amsterdam, the Netherlands, ...
Science lacking on whether death penalty deters murder
Scientific research to date provides no useful conclusion on whether the death penalty reduces or boosts the murder rate, said a report by the US National Academy of Sciences on Wednesday.
To punish or not to punish: Lessons from reef fish and saber-tooth blennies
Researchers have experimentally shown that some species of reef fish will enact punishment on the parasitic saber-tooth blennies that stealthily attack them from behind and take a bite, even though their behavior offers no ...
Online freedom sees setbacks, a few gains: study
Online freedom has suffered setbacks in many countries, but also some gains, amid the Arab Spring uprisings and political upheaval in parts of the world, a new study showed.
AU Optronics guilty in display screen price-fixing case
Taiwan's largest maker of displays for computers, smartphones and other gadgets was convicted on Tuesday of taking part in a price-fixing conspiracy that brought in more than a half-billion dollars in "ill-gotten gains."
Dogs are aggressive if they are trained badly
Many dogs are put down or abandoned due to their violent nature, but contrary to popular belief, breed has little to do with a dog's aggressive behaviour compared to all the owner-dependant factors. This is ...
Liberal? Conservative? Stanford study says mental nudge can make voters flip-flop
(PhysOrg.com) -- No doubt you’ve worked hard for your success. But chances are you’ve also had some help and lucky breaks along the way.
AU Optronics to appeal US price-fixing verdict
Taiwan's AU Optronics (AUO) will appeal a guilty verdict in the United States for price-fixing, its chairman was quoted as saying Thursday.
Yes, physically disciplining kids is an act of violence
Children endure many forms of violence, from slapping and pushing, to fatal assaults; almost one in five of the world's homicide victims in 2012 were under 20.