Media reports of the recent murder committed by a football hero tended to present him as a victim. We may do well to think more deeply about the epidemic of domestic violence in our society.
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With the safety of football being increasingly questioned, it is important for parents to think about what effects playing will have on their children. It is difficult to say no to such a cultural phenomenon, but it is important that we do so.
The October 22 conviction and sentencing of Italian scientists for failing to predict a major earthquake illustrates a disturbing trend that is taking place: as character-impaired people take less and less responsibility in our society, the burden increases for others.
A public dispute about obesity and bullying has led to more conversations about why people are fat. However, once again, instead of addressing the systemic problems we have with food and exercise, we’re still concentrating on individual responsibility.
Social psychology has long wondered about the whys and wherefores of helping behavior. They’ve found that while we cannot predict selfless helping, we can promote general helping behavior.
It’s our high degree of conscientiousness which leads us to be very careful about the laws we fashion to govern ourselves, especially when those laws might impinge upon the freedoms of others. Psychopaths know it, count on it, and sometimes use it to get away with murder.
Advertisements during the Olympics tell us that parenting is the hardest job but also the best job. However, while we’ve been seeing the positive face of parenting during the Games, the shootings in Aurora remind us of parenting nightmares we all hope to avoid.