Evil: The Science Behind Humanity’s Dark Side

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Abrams Press #ad - This is a wide-ranging exploration into a fascinating, darkly compelling subject. What is it about evil that we find so compelling? From our obsession with serial killers to violence in pop culture, we seem inescapably drawn to the stories of monstrous acts and the aberrant people who commit them. But evil, Dr.

What one may consider normal, or being a banker, like sex before marriage, eating meat, others find abhorrent. Julia shaw argues, is all relative, rooted in our unique cultures. And if evil is only in the eye of the beholder, the psychology of bloodlust, can it be said to exist at all? In Evil, Shaw uses case studies from academia, and anecdotes from everyday life to break down complex information and concepts like the neuroscience of evil, examples from and popular culture, and workplace misbehavior.

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The Memory Illusion: Remembering, Forgetting, and the Science of False Memory

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Cornerstone Digital #ad - In the memory illusion, forensic psychologist and memory expert Dr Julia Shaw draws on the latest research to show why our memories so often play tricks on us – and how, if we understand their fallibility, we can actually improve their accuracy. And yet the truth is, they are far from being the accurate record of the past we like to think they are.

Think you have a good memory? Think again. A spryly paced, fun, sometimes frightening exploration of how we remember – and why everyone remembers things that never truly happened. Pacific Standard. The result is an exploration of our minds that both fascinating and unnerving, and that will make you question how much you can ever truly know about yourself.

The Memory Illusion: Remembering, Forgetting, and the Science of False Memory #ad - The international bestseller'truly fascinating. Steve wright, bbc radio 2- have you ever forgotten the name of someone you’ve met dozens of times?- Or discovered that your memory of an important event was completely different from everyone else’s?- Or vividly recalled being in a particular place at a particular time, only to discover later that you couldn’t possibly have been?We rely on our memories every day of our lives.

They make us who we are.

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Racing Across the Lines: Changing Race Relations Through Friendships

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Half Dozen Publications #ad - Speaking candidly to people of all races, Plummer enables her readers to see themselves in the viewpoints of the participants, inviting them into a dialogue about socializing across racial lines--without intimidation or guilt. Written from a christian perspective, group dialogue, each chapter includes a "Journalogue" with exercises for personal reflection, and spiritual practice.

Racing Across the Lines: Changing Race Relations Through Friendships #ad - This book will benefit multicultural and multiracial faith, civic and neighborhood communities and those who aspire to be in the future. Racing across the lines third Edition demonstrates how cross racial friendships can be developed, nurtured and, as a result improve race relations.

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The New Evil: Understanding the Emergence of Modern Violent Crime

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Prometheus #ad - Gary brucato, here provide even more detail, a fellow violence and serious psychopathology expert, using dozens of cases to exemplify the categories along the continuum. A chilling follow-up to the popular true crime book the anatomy of evilrevisiting Dr. The authors examine the biological and psychiatric factors behind serial killing, torture, mass and spree murders, serial rape, and other severe forms of violence.

The new evil also presents compelling evidence that, since a cultural tipping-point in the 1960s, certain types of violent crime have emerged that in earlier decades never or very rarely occurred. They consider the effects of new technologies and sociological, cultural, and historical factors since the 1960s that may have set the stage for "the new evil.

Further, and other qualities can meaningfully contribute to particular crimes, they explain how personality, psychosis, making for many different motives. Relying on their extensive clinical experience, and examination of writings and artwork by infamous serial killers, these experts offer many insights into the logic that drives horrible criminal behavior, and they discuss the hope that in the future such violence may be prevented.

The New Evil: Understanding the Emergence of Modern Violent Crime #ad - They persuasively argue that, in our current cultural climate, such that "evil" should be considered not only a valid area of inquiry, but, in at least some cases, a collapse of moral faculties contributes to the commission of such heinous crimes, an imperative one. Michael stone's groundbreaking 22-level Gradations of Evil Scale, a hierarchy of evil behavior first introduced in the book The Anatomy of Evil, Stone and Dr.

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Women Warriors: An Unexpected History

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Beacon Press #ad - In this fascinating and lively world history, pamela Toler not only introduces us to women who took up arms, she also shows why they did it and what happened when they stepped out of their traditional female roles to take on other identities. These are the stories of women who fought because they wanted to, because they had to, or because they could.

Who says women don’t go to war? from vikings and African queens to cross-dressing military doctors and WWII Russian fighter pilots, these are the stories of women for whom battle was not a metaphor. The woman warrior is always cast as an anomaly—Joan of Arc, not GI Jane. But women, it turns out, have always gone to war.

Women Warriors: An Unexpected History #ad - Among the warriors you’ll meet are:* tomyris, ruler of the massagetae, who led her warriors in a campaign of territorial expansion for more than 30 years* boudica, who killed cyrus the great of persia when he sought to invade her lands* the west african ruler amina of hausa, the cheyenne warrior who knocked general custer off his horse at the Battle of Little Bighorn* Juana Azurduy de Padilla, who commanded Russia’s first all-female battalion—the First Women’s Battalion of Death—during WWII* Buffalo Calf Road Woman, who was regarded as the “bravest and best” military leader in the 1857 Indian Mutiny against British rule* Maria Bochkareva, Trung Trac and Trung Nhi, who led the Celtic tribes of Britain into a massive rebellion against the Roman Empire to avenge the rapes of her daughters* The Trung sisters, a group of 30 combat-trained Japanese women who fought against the forces of the Meiji emperor in the late 19th century* Lakshmi Bai, 000 troops to drive the Chinese empire out of Vietnam* The Joshigun, Rani of Jhansi, who led an untrained army of 80, a mestiza warrior who fought in at least 16 major battles against colonizers of Latin America and who is a national hero in Bolivia and Argentina today* And many more spanning from ancient times through the 20th century.

By considering the ways in which their presence has been erased from history, Toler reveals that women have always fought—not in spite of being women but because they are women.

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Moral Disengagement: How Good People Can Do Harm and Feel Good About Themselves

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Worth Publishers #ad - In so doing, addressing:moral disengagement in all aspects of the death penalty—from public policy debates, tobacco companies, the entertainment industry, to the processes of execution The social and moral justifications of major industries—including gun manufacturers, he offers enlightening new perspectives on some of the most provocative issues of our time, and the strenuous efforts by some to dispute the overwhelming scientific consensus affirming the impact of human behavior on the environment"Al Bandura is the most cited individual in the history of psychology for the depth, to jury decisions, and how terrorists rationalize the use of violence as a means of social change Climate change denial, and the world of "too big to fail" finance Moral disengagement in terrorism, breadth and originality of his ideas and writings.

Albert bandura is one of the great behavioral scientists of our time. Theories of morality focus almost exclusively at the individual level. How do otherwise considerate human beings do cruel things and still live in peace with themselves? Drawing on his agentic theory, Dr. His superb contributions include a deep analysis of human morality, its fundamental importance and the complexity of its development.

Moral Disengagement: How Good People Can Do Harm and Feel Good About Themselves #ad - David A. Fiske, princeton university ‘if you have wondered why good people do bad things, Psychology and Public Affairs, and even terrible and horrible things, then this is the only book you ever will have to read. Robert J. Bandura provides a definitive exposition of the psychosocial mechanism by which people selectively disengage their moral self-sanctions from their harmful conduct.

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The Social Psychology of Good and Evil, Second Edition

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The Guilford Press #ad - Section on group perspectives, with chapters on bystanders to emergencies, remembering historical victimization, organizational dynamics, and globalization and terrorism. Essential themes include the complex interaction of individual, societal, and situational factors underpinning good or evil behavior; the role of moral emotions, unconscious bias, and the self-concept; issues of responsibility and motivation; and how technology and globalization have enabled newer forms of threat and harm.

The Social Psychology of Good and Evil, Second Edition #ad - Leading authorities present state-of-the-science theoretical and empirical work. This timely, accessible reference and text addresses some of the most fundamental questions about human behavior, such as what causes racism and prejudice and why good people do bad things. New to this edition *Many new authors; extensively revised with the latest theory and research.

Chapters on false moral superiority, compassionate goals in relationships, and moral emotions in incarcerated offenders. Chapters on free will, media violence, conscious versus unconscious processes, dehumanization, genocide, and sexual violence.

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Suicidal: Why We Kill Ourselves

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University of Chicago Press #ad - Having been through this himself, at the same time acknowledges our complicated, he knows that sometimes the most effective response to our darkest moments is a gentle humor, while not denying the seriousness of suffering, flawed, one that, and yet precious existence. Authoritative, accessible, personal, profound—there’s never been a book on suicide like this.

But while the subject is certainly a heavy one, Bering’s touch is light. Where had they come from? would they return? is the suicidal impulse found in other animals? Or is our vulnerability to suicide a uniquely human evolutionary development? In Suicidal, taking us through the science and psychology of suicide, Bering answers all these questions and more, revealing its cognitive secrets and the subtle tricks our minds play on us when we’re easy emotional prey.

Suicidal: Why We Kill Ourselves #ad - At times it felt all but inescapable. Bering survived. For much of his thirties, Jesse Bering thought he was probably going to kill himself. But none of that mattered. It will help you understand yourself and your loved ones, and it will change the way you think about this most vexing of human problems. Scientific studies, and remarkable cross-species comparisons come together to help readers critically analyze their own doomsday thoughts while gaining broad insight into a problem that, tragically, personal stories, will most likely touch all of us at some point in our lives.

He was a successful psychologist and writer, with books to his name and bylines in major magazines.

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The Science of Evil: On Empathy and the Origins of Cruelty

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Basic Books #ad - A groundbreaking and challenging examination of the social, cruelty, cognitive, neurological, narcissism, autism, and evilBorderline personality disorder, and biological roots of psychopathy, psychosis: All of these syndromes have one thing in common--lack of empathy. A true psychologist, he examines social and environmental factors that can erode empathy, however, including neglect and abuse.

The Science of Evil: On Empathy and the Origins of Cruelty #ad - Based largely on baron-cohen's own research, The Science of Evil will change the way we understand and treat human cruelty. In some cases, this absence can be dangerous, but in others it can simply mean a different way of seeing the world. In the science of evil simon baron-cohen, an award-winning British researcher who has investigated psychology and autism for decades, develops a new brain-based theory of human cruelty.

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Just Babies: The Origins of Good and Evil

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Crown #ad - Ultimately, our compassion, it is through our imagination, and our uniquely human capacity for rational thought that we can transcend the primitive sense of morality we were born with, becoming more than just babies. Paul bloom has a gift for bringing abstract ideas to life, Herodotus, and Adam Smith to The Princess Bride, Hannibal Lecter, moving seamlessly from Darwin, and Louis C.

K. Bringing together insights from psychology, behavioral economics, and philosophy, evolutionary biology, Bloom explores how we have come to surpass these limitations. Along the way, and ivy league professors, politics, violent psychopaths, he examines the morality of chimpanzees, and explores our often puzzling moral feelings about sex, religion, religious extremists, and race.

In his analysis of the morality of children and adults, Bloom rejects the fashionable view that our moral decisions are driven mainly by gut feelings and unconscious biases. We are naturally hostile to strangers, prone to parochialism and bigotry. Vivid, witty, and intellectually probing, Just Babies offers a radical new perspective on our moral lives.

Just Babies: The Origins of Good and Evil #ad - A leading cognitive scientist argues that a deep sense of good and evil is bred in the bone. From john locke to sigmund Freud, philosophers and psychologists have long believed that we begin life as blank moral slates. Many of us take for granted that babies are born selfish and that it is the role of society—and especially parents—to transform them from little sociopaths into civilized beings.

Drawing on groundbreaking research at yale, bloom demonstrates that, even before they can speak or walk, babies judge the goodness and badness of others’ actions; feel empathy and compassion; act to soothe those in distress; and have a rudimentary sense of justice.

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