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Beliefs in Pure Good and Pure Evil Affect Prosocial and Antisocial Orientations Toward Others

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attitude, beliefs, good, evil

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My students and I have been conducting a research program to examine how fundamental beliefs in human potential for both pure good and pure evil influence prosocial and antisocial attitudes, orientations, and behaviors toward others. I will overview the results of several of our studies to discuss how individuals’ beliefs in pure good and pure evil influence their tendencies to trust, forgive, blame and seek vengeance against others.

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Beliefs in Pure Good and Pure Evil Affect Prosocial and Antisocial Orientations Toward Others

My students and I have been conducting a research program to examine how fundamental beliefs in human potential for both pure good and pure evil influence prosocial and antisocial attitudes, orientations, and behaviors toward others. I will overview the results of several of our studies to discuss how individuals’ beliefs in pure good and pure evil influence their tendencies to trust, forgive, blame and seek vengeance against others.