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How to live ethically
Arthur Dobrin D.S.W.
What do you do when your child's thoughtfulness doesn't turn out so well? Affirmation and criticism are what's needed.
It's probably not religion that makes people generous but being part of a community that you care about.
With more immigrants and refugees than ever before, how do we respond to those knocking at the door?
I stopped wearing a watch years ago and now, my students are putting down their smartphones. Have they begun to recognize the downsides to the technology?
Once we measured people by their character; now we like them if they win.
A study indicates that patients of psychological disorders and clinicians need to talk more about the progress of their treatment.
Consistency, not a foolish consistency, is important in providing clear direction regarding ethical behavior.
Are adults ruining the games kids play?
Do you think drawing a hand well is easy? It's not, and neither is being ethical.
What price are you willing to pay for your integrity?
What evolutionary psychology tells us about our addiction to social media
If you want to raise a moral child, this is the most important thing that you can do.
What values are you ready to live by?
You know what to do if you want an athlete, musician or scholar. How to raise a moral child shouldn't be left to chance, either.
There is a strong connection between happiness and being a good person.
Hope can be found even when it all seems hopeless.
Psychology and philosophy are both necessary to explore the problem of drinking too much.
More and better things probably don't make you happier.
How the media perpetuates mass shootings.
There is no right way or time-table to grieve. Everyone does it in their own way.
New hope found in students' responses to an ethical dilemma.
So much bad news makes wears on our capacity for empathy.
Since being happy is the goal of rational people, why do so many of us do things that are guaranteed to make us miserable?
Racism of white nationalists is obvious; the racism of well-intentioned whites is mostly obscure, at least to white people.
Getting married in a religious ceremony when couples don't really believe can create serious problems, for the couple and the religion.
Public condolences may actually be harmful.
It's time to think about what we celebrate and why.
Controversy around sports figures kneeling during the national anthem raises the question: What do the anthem and flag really stand for?
Schools stigmatize children to get them to pay for school meals. It's psychologically damaging and morally wrong.
The inner and the outer selves are separated at our own peril.
Arthur Dobrin, D.S.W., teaches applied ethics at Hofstra University. He is the author, coauthor, and editor of more than 20 books.
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