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The Psychology of Good and Evil: Why Children, Adults, and Groups Help and Harm Others (Paperback)
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The Psychology of Good and Evil: Why Children, Adults, and Groups Help and Harm Others (Paperback)

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Paperback 612 Pages / Published: 21/07/2003
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This book gathers the knowledge gained in a lifelong study of the roots of goodness and evil. Since the late 1960s, Ervin Staub has studied the causes of helpful, caring, generous, and altruistic behavior. He has also studied bullying and victimization in schools as well as youth violence and its prevention. He spent years studying the origins of genocide and mass killing and has examined the Holocaust, the genocide of the Armenians, the autogenocide in Cambodia, the disappearances in Argentina, the genocide in Rwanda. He has applied his work in many real world settings and has consulted parents, teachers, police officers, and political leaders. Since September 11th, he has appeared frequently in the media explaining the causes and prevention of terrorism. Professor Staub's work is collected together for the first time in The Psychology of Good and Evil.

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521528801
Number of pages: 612
Weight: 810 g
Dimensions: 228 x 154 x 34 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
'... an excellent source of material and ideas for those teaching in the areas of aggression, pro- and antisocial behaviour, and intergroup conflict.' Educational Psychology
"Ervin Staub's timely and well-researched book combines knowledge and wisdom, challenging notions of evil, and stimulating concepts of good." Elie Wiesel, recipient of the 1986 Nobel Prize for Peace
"The Psychology of Good and Evil offers a profound scientific reflection on an urgent question for mankind: why do people act so destructively, on the one hand, or with compassion and caring on the other? Psychology rarely grapples with such compelling issues, and even more rarely with the brilliance, insight, and power of Ervin Staub. I strongly recommend his book to anyone concerned about the future of our children, and their children." Daniel Goleman, Author of Destructive Emotions and Emotional Intelligence
"Authoritative, grounded, profoundly humane: a rare opportunity to review a lifetime of important work in one book." Richard Rhodes, winner of the 1988 Pulitzer Prize for non-fiction and author of The Making of the Atomic Bomb, Masters of Death, and Why They Kill
"Ervin Staub, like no one else, has richly informed our understanding of our human capacity for both evil and good. His life work, bred by his own experience as a Holocaust survivor, marries a scientistas mind with a humanitarianas heart. Kudos to Cambridge University Press for collecting his influential writings, together with new works, in one accessible volume." David G. Myers, Hope College, author of Intuition and The Pursuit of Happiness
"...enlightening...engaging...It is a systematic, rational, and very detailed discussion of a complex subject that is sure to help clarify the thinking of both academics and lay individuals in these uncertain times." Metapsychology Online Book Reviews
"Over the course of almost four decades, Professor Staub has made signal contributions to our understanding of why some people commit unspeakable acts, why others risk their lives to save their intended victims, and why most of us just look the other way. Professor Staub has never looked the other way, and his research and practical efforts to foster--tolerance and accelerate healing--described in this volume--stand as an inspiration to us all." Richard Ned Lebow, James O. Freedman Presidential Professor of Government, Dartmouth College

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