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Tag Archives: demonizing
The chapter on “War Fever” in the forthcoming International Handbook of Negotiation and Mediation (M. Gallucio, Ed., Berlin: Springer), analyzes the psychology behind ploys used to gain popular support for military aggression. These include… Continue reading
Dehumanizing or demonizing the other is a particularly common form of moral disengagement, especially during wartime or other types of conflict. Another moral disengagement mechanism described by psychologist Albert Bandura, it refers to portraying your enemy as less than human, as … Continue reading
Psychologist Albert Bandura has devoted his life to the study of human aggression and violence. It is his theoretical constructs that we begin considering today. Bandura recognized that shame and guilt are uncomfortable emotions and that people will utilize a … Continue reading