"Why do people commit evil acts?" This is the question The Source of Evil - The Psychology Behind Evil Acts seeks to answer.
The reader is introduced to various aspects of psychological theories of the individual as well as social psychological theories and experiments that lead towards an understanding of the causes of evil acts. For example, there is an opportunity to personally experience what it was like to take part in Philip Zimbardo's prison experiment.
The assignments in the book include producing a vox pop, a radio broadcast, evaluating statements on a “barometer of evil" as well as producing longer, in-depth texts.
The tasks enable the reader to produce work and to apply theory to explain issues related to evil.
The Source of Evil - The Psychology Behind Evil Acts can be used in psychology classes at upper secondary and high school level as well as further education colleges and adult education.