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Conflict and anxiety stemming from feelings of blameworthiness, either from doing something one believes is wrong, or refraining from doing something one believes one should have done.

Example: A man swerves to avoid killing a child in the road and cripples a bystander as a result; he blames himself despite having done his best to deal with the situation.

APA Reference
Grinnell, R. (2018). Guilt. Psych Central. Retrieved on July 14, 2020, from