So why should we keep using them?
A second step is to determine where violence concentrates and who is most at risk.
In Talking to Strangers, Malcolm Gladwell discusses the concept of coupling.
- In his latest book, Malcolm Gladwell writes about the importance of environment in human behavior.
- While your actions change when you drink alcohol, they're also tied into your surroundings.
- Timothy Leary had a similar notion of "set and setting" that he applied to psychedelics.
Researchers measured high- and low-adversity participants' feelings of compassion.
Most of us can't imagine wanting absolute control over a nation or feeling compelled to commit mass murders — so then what is it about a dictator's psychology that makes them different?
- The world over, dictators seem to share similar characteristics — a need for admiration, excessive paranoia, and ruthless brutality.
- At the same time, a relatively healthy, "normal" individual will have a great deal of difficulty putting themselves in a dictator's shoes.
- It's not enough to just chalk it up to evil: What condition could explain dictators' bizarre desires and behaviors?