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Why it feels right to feel guilty about accidental mishaps

10 mins | Feb 26, 2022

How we respond to our mistakes speaks louder than words. Random accidents are a part of everyday life, with consequences ranging from momentary inconvenience to serious physical harm. It's accepted - and expected - however, that most people should feel some amount of guilt even when they aren't at fault. Through a series of experiments, Rajen Alexander Anderson investigates the concept of 'false-positive' emotions and guilt-based inferences as he attempts to solve the puzzle about how humans take on guilt, responsibility and unspoken character inferences.

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