The Evil Personality
A typical interpersonal example:
1)Intolerance of guilt shame phobics
inflated sense of self
if you avoid the crash, you avoid the guilt
2)Delfection of personal responsibility admission of wrong doing
it wasnt me
Psych of Evil: Exam # 2 Review Part 2
Wilful Reduction of Inner RestraintsSeparates from fantasy to reality send somebody off the edge.
Entitlement- severe injustice, world owes them: Payback- revenge. People are objects, at
most obstacles; it becomes eas
Psych of Evil: Exam # 2 Review Part 3
Evil Personality Disorder: Diagnostic Criteria From Peck
-General refusal to accept responsibility for ones behaviour, and distinguished by:
a) Pattern: consistent, destructive, (subtle) scapegoat behaviour.
Responses to Evil
First we label evil propaganda, religious conflicts etc.
the moral is that we shouldnt label, the label evil has consequences
all of us carry around a latent label of evil, meaning different things to different
Responding to evil.
March 28/2011 Notes
Definition: coined by Lemkin (1944) Destruction of a nation or ethnic group
-acts committed with intent to destroy in whole or in part, a national, ethnic, racial or religious group.
(Nihilistic hate-built into definitions) hi
Notes Psych of Evil
Lord Acton: Power corrupts absolutely power corrupts absolutely.
What is power? Ability to influence others. (Peck: Power is necessary for evil, but is it
No power-Some power-Absolute power
Most of us have
Psych of Evil
To avoid shame, you avoid guilt because guilt brings shame and no one wants to be associated
Guilt-admission of responsibility, YOU did wrong. Personal responsibility set forward and gets
You can always deceive yourself
Responses to Evil
First we label Evil.
- The moral is not that we shouldnt label
o Its not that we shouldnt use the label evil
o We do label
o We do use evil from time to time
o The label evil has consequences and repercussions
All of us carry a certain
The Return of Evil (Burris & Rempel, 2011)
Study 1: evil symbols made MOPE more salient (myth of pure evil)
- Evil symbols tend to make the MOPE more accessible hovering on the edge of your
- Evil symbols really are symbols of evil
Psych of Evil: Exam # 2 Review Part 1
2 ways to conceptualize if evil is necessary
1) View evil as objective phenomenon- different views of evil
2) Explicit recognition that evil is subjective- meaning its a label.
Functions of Evil: 3 Approaches (Theolog