Essential reading for anyone interested in the way humans interact with each other, which ought to mean most of us!
This book addresses the phenomenon shown up by the Milgram/Zimbardo experiments which show how good men can do bad things when subject to the right kind of pressure. This is obviously a major factor in human civilization - 20 million people at least were murdered by Hitler, Stalin, and Mao's copious underlings, and these underlings can't ALL have been empathy-free sociopaths.
But the focus of this book is the day-to-day implications for the college or workplace, where good people are acting against their better judgement, to the detriment of the organisation. This book is important, and probably unique, because it carefully analyses the detailed processes with which we can teach ourselves and others to counter this pressure to do the wrong thing.
- Paperback: 224 pages
- Publisher: Berrett-Koehler (1 January 2018)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1626564272
- ISBN-13: 978-1626564275
- Product Dimensions: 14.1 x 1.4 x 21.7 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 295 g
- Customer Reviews: 17 customer ratings
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 296,087 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)