How do you decide between right and wrong?

Building minds.

We are currently in the process of developing new ways to communicate and teach our work.

Our hope is that the MST will become a tool for educators around the country, giving students access to hands-on experience with research and analysis. For now, though, we'll be adding short "pop abstracts" of recent research in social psychology to this section periodically.

Collective Punishment: Sometimes, we deem it acceptable to punish someone for a crime committed by their family or group (e.g. the deadly feud between the Hatfields and McCoys), even if they weren't personally involved. Is this collective punishment supported by unique psychological structures? Researchers turned to the practice of "beaning" in baseball for answers in a study published in 2009.

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