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Published: 31 March 2015

408 Pages

7 x 10 inches

ISBN: 9780195382037

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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.
  • Shows how society can reduce youth aggression, prevent aggression generally, and promote reconciliation and harmonious relations between and within groups.
  • Describes and discusses research findings that suggest that 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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