Evil by Julia Shaw audiobook

Evil: The Science Behind Humanity's Dark Side

By Julia Shaw
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Brilliance Audio 9781419729492
7.62 Hours Unabridged
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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.

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Summary

Summary

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.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A consistently fascinating journey into the darker sides of the human condition that will push on the boundaries of readers’ comfort zones.” Kirkus Reviews
“A brilliant panorama that elucidates humanity’s dark side…Totally engaging.” Philip Zimbardo, author of The Lucifer Effect

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Author Bio: Julia Shaw

Author Bio: Julia Shaw Julia Shaw is a senior lecturer in criminology and psychology at London South Bank University. 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 ScientificAmerican and DerSpiegel.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Category: Nonfiction/Social Science
Runtime: 7.62
Audience: Adult
Language: English