My research has been covered by a variety of news organizations including Forbes, The Daily Mail, and Yahoo! Canada. Psychological Research Offers 3 Strategies to Strengthen your Ethical Code. A Psychologist Discusses Two Patterns That Can Spoil the Goodness of Your Relationship. How to Identify Where Love Ends and Toxicity Begins. Friends who behave badly are easier to forgive than strangers – but we still feel shame for their sins, study finds. People show more leniency towards loved ones when they misbehave. People are more forgiving when their loved ones misbehave: Study.