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Does Situationist Psychology Have Radical Implications for Criminal Responsibility

@inproceedings{Kaye2008DoesSP,
  title={Does Situationist Psychology Have Radical Implications for Criminal Responsibility},
  author={A. Kaye},
  year={2008}
}
  • A. Kaye
  • Published 2008
  • Psychology
  • Modern empirical psychology has discovered a number of surprising things about the way human beings work, some of which may have startling implications for individual moral responsibility. For example, a well-known series of experiments show that prosaic situational variables influence human conduct to a far greater extent than we generally realize. The smell of coffee makes us more likely to help a person in need, while the sound of a lawn mower suppresses our helping behavior. Finding a dime… CONTINUE READING
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