Psychic Numbing and Genocide

APA Psychological Science Agenda, Vol. 21, No. 10, November 2007

Posted: 15 Mar 2010

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Paul Slovic

Decision Research; University of Oregon - Department of Psychology

Date Written: November 1, 2007

Abstract

Most people are caring and will exert great effort to reserve "the one" whose needy plight comes to their attention. But these same people often become numbly indifferent to the plight of "the one" who is one of many in a much greater problem.

Keywords: genocide

Suggested Citation

Slovic, Paul, Psychic Numbing and Genocide (November 1, 2007). APA Psychological Science Agenda, Vol. 21, No. 10, November 2007 . Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1569100

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