Psychology of Evil

Evil has been a focus of study since time immemorial. Recently psychologists have attempted to examine and explain why certain people act in destructive and horrific ways toward others. This course is an examination of the darker side of human behaviour and how psychology attempts to define and understand evil. Topics discussed in this course include discovering how we decide if an action is evil or not, psychopaths and why they commit evil, how big business can unknowingly (or knowingly) commit evil, and how people can be convinced to kill their neighbour (genocide).

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