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Tuesday, December 26, 2006

LADY MACBETH EFFECT

When one murderer,John Nigro,was released,do you know what he did? He went in and washed his hands.It was Freud who, later discovered that whenever a man feels guilty he washes his hands-for no reason;they are not dirty.There was no reason at all for John to wash his hands- he was not going to take his lunch or dinner,nothing like that.It was Freud finding that when people are washing their hands without water- just trying to wash their hands-they are feeling guilty about something.
A recent study confirmed that human beings feel a strong urge to wash their hands after despicable act.And it works-at least for minor guilt stains.The study found that people who washed their hands after contemplating an unethical act were less troubled by their thoughts than those who didnt.
The researchers call this urge to clean up the "MACBETH EFFECT" after the scene in Shakespeare's tragedy in which Lady Macbeth moans,"Out,damned spot!" after bloodying her hands when her husband,at her urgeing,murders King Duncan.Psychologists have known for years that when people betray their values,they feel a need to repair their moral identity.

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