In the Garden of Good and Evil

From altruism to violent conflict.

Education for Helping, Non-Aggression, Active Bystandership

Socialization has been studied as a way to promote caring and helping. But in recent years there have also been educational/training projects that aim to promote helping and reduce aggression. I review a number of them, ranging from training police and students to be active bystanders, promoting reconciliation in Rwanda, training heroes, reducing boys' aggression. Read More

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Ervin Staub, Ph.D., is a Professor of Psychology Emeritus at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

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