My newest article is up on Psychology Today:
After an especially good deed, are you destined to sin?
Being good can feel bad—but being bad can make you feel better.
Have you ever experienced do-gooder exhaustion? When you've done the right things for so long, you just need to indulge your inner sinner? Or when you've given so much too others that you want to save something for yourself?
You aren't alone, and this isn't a defect in your moral virtue. Researchers at Northwestern University recently published three studies that show why one good deed can prevent another....