Presidential Address: Creating Monsters: The Power of Descriptive Psychology Concepts in Understanding Genocide.

Kantor, C. / Published 2013 / Presentation

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Presenter Charles Kantor, Ph.D.
Date October 17, 2013
Abstract: How can ordinary people be transformed into mass murderers? Much of the literature on genocide focuses on the person or the group, but Descriptive Psychology has systematically interrelated concepts of Person and Community to tackle the problem of the "banality of evil". With a particular emphasis on the genocide of the Rwandan Tutsis, I will use the concepts of Person, Community, World, and Status to understand how ordinary people can participate in genocidal acts.
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