Behavior: Morals Make a Comeback

Why is the president of the American Psychological Association saying nice things about original sin, confession of guilt and the Ten Commandments? Why is he chiding his fellow psychologists for siding with self-gratification over self-restraint and for regarding guilt as a neurotic symptom? Because, after years of study and his "avocational interest in evolutionary theory," he has finally come to believe that religion and other moral traditions are not only useful but scientifically valid. So explained Northwestern Psychologist Donald T. Campbell, 58, in his address at the A.P. A. convention in Chicago last...

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