Guilt could motivate a healthier lifestyle for heart patients

    Guilt can make us do a lot of things. It can also prevent us from doing some things.

    Health experts are trying to determine if guilt can motivate patients into pursuing the healthier lifestyle prescribed by their doctors, or if it might hinder their progress.

    NYU psychology professor David Amodio tells WHYY’s Carolyn Beeler guilt works best when it’s self-generated, and he suggests ways for doctors to nudge their patients into self-awareness.

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