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

Synopsis

This book explores the roots of goodness and evil by gathering together the knowledge gained in a lifelong study of harmful or altruistic behavior. Ervin Staub has studied what leads children and adults to help others in need and how caring, helping, and altruism develop in children; bullying and youth violence and their prevention; the roots of genocide, mass killing, and other harmful behavior between groups of people; the prevention of violence; healing victimized groups and reconciliation between groups. He presents a broad panorama of the roots of violence and caring and how we create societies and a world that is caring, peaceful, and harmonious.

Additional information

Contributors:
Includes content by:
  • Daniel Goleman
  • Ervin Staub
  • Darren A. Spielman
  • D. Fellner
  • J. Berry
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Cambridge, England
Publication year:
  • 2003