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The Irresistible Allure of Negativity
Mark Alicke Ph.D.
Everyone wants us to quit blaming and to start forgiving. But is this possible—or even desirable?
Can members of groups that hold positions of privilege and power criticize members of less powerful groups whose experiences may be beyond their understanding?
What do we do if a terrible event occurs for no reason?
Maybe getting along is not always the answer.
Are you fooling yourself on purpose or unconsciously?
Judging people by the norms of their time is more complicated than it may seem.
Can we like people who disagree with us?
Everyone tells us that blame is a sin and to forgive is divine. Think again.
Mark Alicke, Ph.D., is a professor of psychology at Ohio University whose research interests include identity construction, self-views, and blame.