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  • What propels us to do bad things?

    USA Today - 05/03/2011

    In The Wizard of Oz, Glinda the Good Witch asks Dorothy”Are you a good witch or a bad witch?” The answer was clear in the 1939 movie. But it’s not anymore, say psychologists David DeSteno and Piercarlo Valdesolo in their new book,Out of Character: Surprising Truths About the Liar, Cheat, Sinner (and Saint) Lurking in All of Us. DeSteno, director of the Social Emotions Lab at Northeastern University in Boston, tells USA TODAY’s Sharon Jayson what they learned from seven years of research on 2,000 people.

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