Tuesday, May 12, 2009

good and evil

how to get people to do evil:
  • mindlessly taking the first small step down the road to evil
  • dehumanization of others
  • de-individuation of self (anonymity)
  • diffusion of personal responsibility
  • blind obedience to authority
  • uncritical conformity to group norms
  • passive tolerance of evil (inaction, indifference)
watch philip zimbardo's (the stanford prison experiment guy) ted talk:


jbg said...

is it really pure chance that this is highly reminiscent of the mechanism working within institutionalized religion?

jbg said...

40 years later...