Tag: Moral Outrage

Study suggests college students protest to assuage ‘guilt’

A new study contends that moral outrage towards injustice is actually a way of reducing guilt over one’s own moral failings.

The authors note that such moral outrage is particularly common on college campuses, where it plays a role in fueling student activism by arousing “interest and motivation.”

They also warn, however, that while moral outrage can be expressed in positive ways through peaceful protest, it can also “push people toward actions like vandalism or violence.”

Source: Study suggests college students protest to assuage ‘guilt’

Moral Outrage Is Self-Serving, Say Psychologists – Hit & Run : Reason.com

Getting outraged on others’ behalf often isn’t about altruism but soothing personal guilt and asserting one’s status as a good person.

Source: Moral Outrage Is Self-Serving, Say Psychologists – Hit & Run : Reason.com