Objective: two kinds of guilt feelings have been postulated: altruistic and deontological. the latter seems to
play a role in the genesis and maintenance of obsessive-compulsive Disorder (ocD) and to be linked to inaction
choice in moral dilemmas. This paper aims to investigate whether inaction choices in moral dilemmas are
specifically linked to obsessive-compulsive (OC) characteristics and to deontological guilt.
Methods: In the first study, participants completed questionnaires for depression, anxiety and oc and answered to
moral and non-moral dilemmas. In the second study, after deontological or altruistic guilt or of shame
induction and in control condition (no emotive induction), they answered to moral and non-moral dilemmas and to