Numbed by Numbers

Foreign Policy, March 2007

Posted: 15 Mar 2010

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Paul Slovic

Decision Research; University of Oregon - Department of Psychology

Date Written: 2007

Abstract

People don't ignore mass killings because they lack compassion. Psychological research suggests it's grim statistics themselves that paralyze us into inaction.

Keywords: Darfur, genocide, psychic numbing, mass murder, affect, compassion

Suggested Citation

Slovic, Paul, Numbed by Numbers (2007). Foreign Policy, March 2007 . Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1565665

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