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What Your Major Moral Dilemma Really Comes Down To

29 Aug

Would you steal an expensive drug from a large, thriving pharmaceutical company if it meant saving your spouse’s life? How about from the mom-and-pop drugstore down the street? While you may never be confronted by a situation like this one, it is an almost inescapable fact that at some point, you will find yourself in the middle of a messy moral dilemma. One might imagine that decisions of this caliber require every ounce of decision-making power that the brain can muster. According to a Harvard study released this week, however, one would be wrong.

Psychology, Gay Marriage and Why We Will Never be Convinced

9 Aug

We love scientific evidence and expert testimony, especially when they help us make difficult decisions. When it comes to the gay marriage debate, however, science may be hard-put to produce the irrefutable proof that both sides are looking for. The search for an adequate defense of gay marriage has certainly left many psychologists with more questions than answers. A closer look at the years of psychological research presented at the Proposition 8 trial that is making same-sex marriage history in California tells us why.

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