Essay 6 - The Lucifer Effect

Essay 6 - The Lucifer Effect - Sharon Ng Psychology 1 May...

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Sharon Ng Psychology 1 May 17, 2009 Psychology Essay #7 – The Lucifer Effect This audio covered some interesting aspects of the Lucifer Effect. It raises a fundamental question about human nature. The main concept covered in this clip included: “How is it possible for ordinary, average, even good people to become evil?” Sometimes, people focus too exclusively on the genes, personality, or character of a person, but it is vital to also take into consideration the critical catalyst for behavior change in a certain situation. Perhaps people turn “evil” when something in their lives dissatisfies them; perhaps it is a problem in their lives that nobody else knows about. Part of the Lucifer Effect challenges people to really get to know themselves and how much confidence they have in what they would or wouldn’t ever do when put into new behavioral settings. This audio mentions Philip Zimbardo’s book called The Lucifer Effect: Understanding How Good People Turn Evil . This book provides a detailed chronology of the transformations in
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