Friday, March 23, 2012

Mind:  When the Good Do Bad

... even people who contain reservoirs of compassion and neighborliness also possess a latent potential to commit murder.

David Buss of the University of Texas asked his students if they had ever thought seriously about killing someone, and if so, to write out their homicidal fantasies in an essay. He was astonished to find that 91% of the men and 84% of the women had detailed, vivid homicidal fantasies. He was even more astonished to learn how many steps some of his students had taken toward carrying them out.

For more, see When the Good Do Bad by David Brooks, March 19, 2012 at NYTimes.com.

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