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Men Feel Less Guilt

Science Finds Men Are Jerks

It's no longer a stereotype; a study has concluded that men feel less guilty than women. Whether it's because they genuinely hurt someone or forgot a friend's birthday, the Spanish Journal of Psychology reports hombres are less likely to feel remorse, sorrow, empathy, or anger.

The study used the very scientific method of quizzing 300 men and women, ages 15-50, about hypothetical situations (taking back a promise, not visiting a relative in the hospital, snapping at a friend) and women displayed significantly higher levels of guilt.

Men do feel guilty about something, though. Overindulging. They felt the most guilt about self-centered situations that affected only themselves. Too bad another study found that people who felt guilty about indulging in life's little pleasures had weaker immune systems!

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Epicdoodle Epicdoodle 6 years
This is a pretty useless study, they only tested on 300 people out of more than a trillion people in the world?! Surely these results invalid! Instead of wasting money of these types of surveys they should donate that money or use that money for more important things like cancer research.
starbucks2 starbucks2 7 years
So a gay man isn't a man anymore? Riiiiight.... I think men are more self-centered then women, but still a lot of women are jerks, too. I really would like to know who would offer up money for someone to do these useless studies...
janneth janneth 7 years
Most men (not hypnoticmix maybe, but most men) are self-centered.
jennjennnbubba jennjennnbubba 7 years
like I needed science for that ;)
hypnoticmix hypnoticmix 7 years
I am not so a jerk :(
Gdeeaz Gdeeaz 7 years
These studies are pretty pointless. There are almost 6.7 billion people in the world, all from different backgrounds and who live different lives. 300 from one area of the world are not exactly a fair representation of everyone.
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