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Evil: The Science Behind Humanity's Dark Side

Evil The Science Behind Humanity s Dark Side 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 w

  • Title: Evil: The Science Behind Humanity's Dark Side
  • Author: Julia Shaw
  • ISBN: 1419729497
  • Page: 459
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 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 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 Get A Copy Kindle Store StoresAudibleBarnes NobleWalmart eBooksApple BooksGoogle PlayAbebooksBook DepositoryIndigoAlibrisBetter World BooksIndieBoundLibraries Or buy for Hardcover, 320 pages Expected publication February 26th 2019 by Abrams Press first published February 7th 2019 More Details ISBN 1419729497 ISBN13 9781419729492 Other Editions 10 All Editions Add a New Edition Combine Less Detail edit details Friend Reviews To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up Reader QA To ask other readers questions about Evil, please sign up

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    About "Julia Shaw"

    1. Julia Shaw

      Julia Shaw is an honorary research associate at the University College London Born in Germany and raised in Canada, she has a MS in psychology and law and a PhD in psychology from the University of British Columbia She is a regular contributor to Scientific American.

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    1. As this is a popular science book, I didn t expect to be confronted with rigorous academic postulations and intricate arguments that can only be understood by insiders, but this was way too shallow for my taste and I am not an expert in any of the fields Shaw discusses I really wanted to like this, but unfortunately, I didn t learn much, and Shaw s impulse to talk about herself and preach to her readers didn t help either not because her statements are somehow wrong, but because they are As this [...]


    2. There is an old illusion It is called good and evil.Fredrick NietzscheEvil The Science Behind Humanity s Dark Side by Julia Shaw is a study of evil and an attempt to define evil Shaw is a German Canadian psychologist and popular science writer who specializes in false memories She started a BSc in psychology at the Simon Fraser University She went on to complete a Masters in Psychology and Law at Maastricht University in the Netherlands In 2009, she returned to Canada and was awarded a Ph There [...]


    3. via my blog Without understanding, we risk dehumanizing others, writing off human beings simply because we don t comprehend them That is a loaded sentence and Evil is a strange beast, one we can t ever contain because it s slippery The face of evil changes with time, what is evil today may be the norm tomorrow One thing this book will do is make you squirm, because when discussing evil we remove ourselves from the equation until someone points out that via my blog Without understanding, we risk [...]


    4. As an ethics instructor, I am delighted to have read Julia Shaw s book, Evil The Science Behind Humanity s Dark Side Dr Shaw does an outstanding job of elucidating the nuances of a rich bio psycho social perspective of despicable behavior Now, I have a wealth of great examples, provocative research findings, and thoughtful questions for debate to share and help learners see the science and philosophy behind evil Plus, reading this book was like a deliberate ride through a freak house wearin As a [...]


    5. I won an uncorrected proof of this book through a Giveaway At last A book addressing that most elusive of topics Evil Dr Julia Shaw, criminologist psychologist, is quite an expert on the subject In this devourable book, she explores evil in all its inhuman guises sadism, slavery, cybercrime, murder, torture, terrorism, and and reveals it to be infinitely human I enjoy Dr Shaw s conversational style as much as I appreciate her extensive research This book i I won an uncorrected proof of this book [...]


    6. I m not confident at all about sharing my opinions of Julia Shaw s new book, Evil the Science Behind Humanity s Dark Side After all, Ms Shaw is a senior lecturer in psychology and criminology at London South Bank University, and I have expertise in neither field But I just can t agree with the conclusions she draws from case studies of serial killers and criminals I agree with her finding that readers fascinated by evil, and I understand what she means when she says different cultures may d I m [...]


    7. This book is an accessible approach to the problem of evil without the academic jargon but with the proper academic and responsible rigor Offering than answers, Julia Shaw takes us to question a priori conception s of evil Simply put it, it is easy to use the later of evil than to deal with reality Shaw challenges us to think and to have a dialogue with ourselves regarding our own capacity for committing acts that often fall into that category.


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