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Challenging the "Banality" of Evil and of Heroism Part 1

What makes a hero, what makes a villain? Phil Zimbardo has claimed that evil and heroism are equally banal and mainly arise as a matter of circumstance rather than any special qualities of the person. However, his own analysis blames evil on external forces, but views heroism as coming from within the person. A more balanced view is needed to understand these extremes. Read More

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Scott McGreal is a psychology researcher with a particular interest in individual differences, especially in personality and intelligence.

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