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Olek Netzer

The Cognitive Roots of Fanaticism

ISBN 978-3-643-91172-8
Band-Nr. 5
Jahr 2019
Seiten 176
Bindung broschiert
Reihe Friedenspsychologie

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How can sane human beings justify in their own eyes even
their most preposterous ideas about other people and the
most inhumane acts of self and others‘ mass-destruction? –
This book offers a comprehensive answer, based on the
discovery of Blind Areas on their cognitive maps. They first
dehumanize themselves, by becoming blind to their
own human predisposition to error and sin in war. Since
awareness of Blind Areas undermines the fanatic’s
self-justification system – introducing it in education and
political culture could make possible decisive progress in
countering fanaticism and humanizing the ways people think
about themselves and their enemies in conflict. 

Dr. Olek Netzer is an independent researcher
in Political Psychology and a social activist residing in
Tel Aviv, Israel.