Aired: May 29, 2010

Apologizing Works

For years, lawyers have advised parties in high stakes cases to avoid apologizing, because doing so could be construed as an admission of guilt.  However, Rick Warne (George Mason University) shows that apologizing may not only sometimes be the right thing to do, it can also save people from paying higher damages.  Also: The recent earthquake in Haiti has left many wondering if that country will ever recover from the devastation and trauma it has experienced.  After major crises, some people and communities emerge stronger and resilient, while others continue to struggle and suffer, sometimes for decades.  Lennis Echterling (James Madison University) studies the sources of personal and community resilience.


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