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Situational Sources of Evil – Part III

Posted on March 3, 2007

This is the third of a multi-part series of blog postings on the situational sources of evil. Parts of the series, including this post, are taken from an article in the most recent Yale Alumni magazine, which was adapted from my forthcoming book, The Lucifer Effect: Understanding How Good People Turn Evil (Random House, March […]

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Praise for The Situationist

Posted on February 23, 2007

Since the The Situationist launched on January 26, 2007, we have received many kind words for which we are grateful. Here is a sampling: * * * The #1 Psychology and Neuroscience Blog of 2012 (of the top 30). ~ Online Psychology (1/29/2013) one of “40 Superb Psychology Blogs” ~ Psyblog (9/15/2012) “The Situationist – Jon […]

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Situational Sources of Evil – Part II

Posted on February 23, 2007

This is the second of a multi-part series of blog postings on the situational sources of evil. Parts of the series, including this post, are taken from an article in the most recent Yale Alumni magazine, which was adapted from my forthcoming book, The Lucifer Effect: Understanding How Good People Turn Evil (Random House, March […]

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Situational Sources of Evil – Part I

Posted on February 16, 2007

In the January/February 2007 edition of the Yale Alumni Magazine, I published an article revisiting Stanley Milgram’s famous obedience experiments. That article itself is adapted from my forthcoming book, The Lucifer Effect: Understanding How Good People Turn Evil (Random House, March 2007). For The Situationist, I am breaking that article into several bite-sized posts as […]

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