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Evil : the science behind humanity's dark side

Author: Julia Shaw, (Professor)
Publisher: New York : Abrams Press, [2019] ©2019
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"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. Julia Shaw argues, is all relative, rooted in our unique cultures. What one may consider normal, like sex before marriage, eating meat, or being a banker, others find abhorrent. And if
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Shaw, Julia (Professor).
Evil.
New York : Abrams Press, 2019
(DLC) 2017949741
(OCoLC)1000583280
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Julia Shaw, (Professor)
ISBN: 9781683352082 1683352084
OCLC Number: 1088722027
Description: 1 online resource (304 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Introduction : the hunger --
Your inner sadist : the neuroscience of evil --
Murder by design : the psychology of bloodlust --
The freak show : deconstructing creepiness --
Two-faced tech : how technology changes us --
Kinky as f*ck : the science of sexual deviance --
To catch a predator : understanding paedophiles --
Snakes in suits : the psychology of groupthink --
And I said nothing : the science of compliance --
Conclusion.
Other Titles: Science behind humanity's dark side
Responsibility: Julia Shaw.

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

Dr. Julia Shaw, a criminal psychologist uses the latest scientific research to offer a more enlightened and nuanced explanation for why people behave so badly and how we can prevent evil acts by understanding more profoundly how such acts come about -- and what truly makes us evil.

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