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The roots of goodness and resistance to evil : inclusive caring, moral courage, altruism born of suffering, active bystandership, and heroism

Author: Ervin Staub
Publisher: New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 2016.
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In The Roots of Goodness and Resistance to Evil, Ervin Staub draws on his extensive experience in scholarship and intervention in real-world settings to illuminate the socializing experiences, education, and training that lead children and adults to become caring people and active bystanders who help others, and act to prevent violence and create caring societies. The book offers an excellent balance of Staub's  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ervin Staub
ISBN: 019060798X 9780190607982 019538203X 9780195382037
OCLC Number: 933420501
Description: xiii, 389 pages ; 26 cm
Contents: Introduction : Examples of goodness and passivity and overview of the book --
Why we should help and not harm others --
Inclusive caring, moral courage, basic human needs, altruism born of suffering: socialization and experience --
Basic psychological needs, caring and violence, and optimal human functioning --
Learning by doing and natural socialization: the evolution of helping and caring (and violence) through one's own actions --
Passivity: bystanders to genocide --
The psychology of rescue: perpetrators, bystanders, and heroic helpers --
Psychology, morality, devaluation, and evil --
Helping psychologically wounded children heal --
Altruism born of suffering: the roots of caring and helping after victimization and other trauma / Ervin Staub and Johanna Vollhardt --
The heroism of survivors: survivors saving themselves and the impact on their lives --
Heroes and other committed individuals --
How can we become good bystanders - in response to needs around us and in the world? --
Understanding police violence and active bystandership in preventing it --
Many students are happy, others are bullied, some excluded: active bystandership helps --
Training active bystanders in schools (and other settings) --
Education and trainings as routes to helping, nonaggression, compassion, and heroism --
Advancing healing and reconciliation - in Rwanda and beyond / Ervin Staub and Laurie Anne Pearlman --
Public education for reconciliation and peace: changing hearts and minds: Musekeweya, an educational radio drama in Rwanda --
Preventing violence and terrorism and promoting positive relations between Dutch and Muslim communities in Amsterdam --
The impact of the Staub model on policymaking in Amsterdam regarding polarization and radicalization / Jeroen de Lange --
The roots of helping, heroism, and resistance to and the prevention of mass violence: active bystandership in extreme times and in building peaceful societies --
Exploring moral courage and heroism --
Nonviolence as a way to address injustice and group conflict --
An unassuming hero --
Bystandership: one can make a difference: interview with Ervin Staub / Nancy R. Goodman and Marilyn B. Meyers --
Summary table of the roots of caring, helping, active bystandership, resistance to violence, and creating caring societies --
Creating caring societies: values, culture, institutions.
Responsibility: Ervin Staub.

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