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Published: 01 August 2013

600 Pages


ISBN: 9780199775248

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Chapter 1

Overcoming Evil

Genocide, Violent Conflict, and Terrorism

Ervin Staub

  • Describes central principles of the origins of violence between groups, and of prevention and reconciliation, and the generality of these principles across types of violence and situations
  • Connects knowledge about the origins of the kinds of mass violence it describes, which has been the primary focus of attention in past work, with principles and practices of prevention
  • Focuses on the psychology of groups and their individual members as well as leaders: how they feel, what they think, their wounds as a result of past experiences, their orientation to others, the ideas they adopt or create, and the changes required in these for prevention.
  • Winner of the 2013 Ursula Gielen Global Psychology Book Award.

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