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Published: 14 April 2016

410 Pages


ISBN: 9780190607982

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The Roots of Goodness and Resistance to Evil

Inclusive Caring, Moral Courage, Altruism Born of Suffering, Active Bystandership, and Heroism

Ervin Staub

  • Describes work that shows that (in addition to socialization) training can contribute to helpful behavior and active bystandership in the service of goodness
  • Gives guidance on how society can reduce youth aggression, prevent general aggression, and promote reconciliation and harmonious relations between and within groups
  • Discusses research findings that suggests people's belief in or feelings of responsibility to help others is the most significant motivator of helping
  • Demonstrates how circumstances can subvert moral values and caring, and how this subversion can be resisted

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