Within the past decade, there has been an intensified concern about pervasive and serious harmdoing that has drawn the attention of researchers. The primary objective of this special issue is to consider the contributions of social and personality psychology toward understanding the perception of sustained harmdoing and to assess the implications (theoretical, methodological, and philosophical) for the field of undertaking research in this area. The authors represented in this issue have each made significant contributions to the study of harmdoing and evil, and their articles deal with a variety of conceptual and empirical perspectives on harmdoing.
Volume 3, Number 3, 1999
Contents: INTRODUCTION: A.G. Miller, Harming Other People: Perspectives on Evil and Violence. ARTICLES: E. Staub, The Roots of Evil: Social Conditions, Culture, Personality, and Basic Human Needs. A. Bandura, Moral Disengagement in the Perpetration of Inhumanities. R.F. Baumeister, W.K. Campbell, The Intrinsic Appeal of Evil: Sadism, Sensational Thrills, and Threatened Egotism. V.L. Hamilton, J. Sanders, The Second Face of Evil: Wrongdoing in and by the Corporation. C.L. Muehlenhard, L.A. Kimes, The Social Construction of Violence: The Case of Sexual and Domestic Violence. L. Berkowitz, Evil Is More Than Banal: Situationism and the Concept of Evil. A.G. Miller, A.K. Gordon, A.M. Buddie, Accounting for Evil and Cruelty: Is to Explain to Condone? EPILOGUE: J.M. Darley, Methods for the Study of Evil-Doing Actions.