The Psychology of the Nature of Evil: Evaluating the Evil Within Us All
Tiffany Ann Bickett
Lindsey Wilson College, US
I graduated from Lindsey Wilson College with my Bachelors of Arts in Psychology and Human Services & Counseling in May of 2021. I begin my graduate career starting in August, 2021 at Spalding University's School of Professional Psychology to work toward my Doctor of Psychology degree in Clinical Psychology. I am most interested in working with children and adolescents in my career as a clinician, and I am incredibly passionate about advocating for mental health and spreading mental health knowledge, support, and resources.
This paper evaluates the psychological facets of the nature of evil; particularly, the relationships between evil and the concepts of neurobiology, personality characteristics, and social environments are explored. The notions of what constitutes evil and what causes it are also discussed in order to synthesize and formulate an established definition of evil. Furthermore, the idea that all people have evil capabilities is analyzed in this paper. All in all, this paper is centered around the complex nature of evil and the factors that contribute to evil in the world.
How to Cite:
Bickett, T.A., 2023. The Psychology of the Nature of Evil: Evaluating the Evil Within Us All. International Journal of Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities, 15(1), pp.1–6. DOI: http://doi.org/10.7710/2168-0620.0359
14 Apr 2023.