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The ethics of distress: Toward a framework for determining the ethical acceptability of distressing health promotion advertising (2013)
Journal Article
Whiting, D., & Brown, S. L. (2014). The ethics of distress: Toward a framework for determining the ethical acceptability of distressing health promotion advertising. International Journal of Psychology, 49(2), 89-97. doi:10.1002/ijop.12002

© 2014 International Union of Psychological Science. Distressing health promotion advertising involves the elicitation of negative emotion to increase the likelihood that health messages will stimulate audience members to adopt healthier behaviors. I... Read More about The ethics of distress: Toward a framework for determining the ethical acceptability of distressing health promotion advertising.

Evaluating medico-legal decisional competency criteria (2013)
Journal Article
Whiting, D. (2015). Evaluating medico-legal decisional competency criteria. Health care analysis, 23(2), 181-196. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10728-013-0258-z

In this paper I get clearer on the considerations that ought to inform the evaluation and development of medico-legal competency criteria-where this is taken to be a question regarding the abilities that ought to be needed for a patient to be found c... Read More about Evaluating medico-legal decisional competency criteria.

The feeling theory of emotion and the object-directed emotions (2009)
Journal Article
Whiting, D. (2011). The feeling theory of emotion and the object-directed emotions. European Journal of Philosophy, 19(2), 281-303. doi:10.1111/j.1468-0378.2009.00384.x

The 'feeling theory of emotion' holds that emotions are to be identified with feelings. An objection commonly made to that theory of emotion has it that emotions cannot be feelings only, as emotions have intentional objects. Jack does not just feel f... Read More about The feeling theory of emotion and the object-directed emotions.