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What Makes People Do Bad Things?

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The Great Room, RSA House

  • Mental health
  • Criminal justice
  • Arts and society

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Why do we think and do ‘evil’? What can science teach us about the true nature of good and bad behaviour? And what do our reactions to deviance teach us about ourselves?

Drawing together science, psychology and philosophy, UCL academic and expert in criminal behaviour, Julia Shaw, unlocks the intricacies of the world of criminal psychology. She warns us that without understanding and empathy we risk dehumanising people simply because we cannot comprehend them. Grappling with thorny dilemmas from 'Would I kill baby Hitler?' to 'Why do I want to murder my spouse?' Shaw will give you a better understanding of the world, yourself, and your Google search history.

Shaw uses the topics of serial murderers, terrorism, sexual assault, technology and the morals we live by day to day to determine the true basis of bad behaviour.

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