Evil: Inside Human Violence and Cruelty


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Why is there evil, and what can scientific research tell us about the origins and persistence of evil behavior? Considering evil from the unusual perspective of the perpetrator, Baumeister asks, How do ordinary people find themselves beating their wives? Murdering rival gang members? Torturing political prisoners? Betraying their colleagues to the secret police? Why do cycles of revenge so often escalate?

Evil: Inside Human Violence and Cruelty 1999, Holt McDougal, New York

ISBN-13: 9780805071658

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