I feel, this book is well worth reading for anybody interested in this part of social science.
It is also extremely well written, accessible to the general reader and generously illustrated with examples from history and current events.
To summarize, this work is probably the best research-based study of the psychology of human mass violence currently on the market.
interesting material, I would recommend this book to everyone. however It is a little violent and I would keep it out of the hands of sensitive audiences.Published 14 months ago by billycat
This book is deep. I'm really enjoying reading it. He covers a lot more subject matter then I thought would be covered. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Cassy
I bought this book in 1997, and it was lying around in my bookcase for years. I decided to look at it, in view of changes of what we know now. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Sanford Aranoff
I highly recommend this book to any fan of psychology. He opens your mind to a completely different side of evil and crimes.
Baumeister's style is dry but very lucid. His study is exhaustive and informative and really eye-opening. Read morePublished on April 18, 2012 by Ms. Critique
In order to understand any phenomenom, one must take the view of a neutral, unbiased observer. Prof. Baumeister does this, when he analyses, why people commit evil acts. Read morePublished on May 1, 2010 by PST
I was expecting a wider scope from this book, that would have included the spiritual dimensions of evil , whic surely exist. Read morePublished on February 5, 2010 by Oscar Cury
"Was she evil?"
A friend posed that question to me a few years ago in seeking my opinion of an old lover convicted of trying to murder me in 1980 and implicated in at... Read more
I have found this book to be very insightful on the topic it covers. It uses real life examples which can be very sad but it also proves the point it is trying to make.Published on April 5, 2008 by Rose M. Lichtenfels