Cruelty: A dispositional or a situational behavior in man?
|Mika Haritos-Fatouros a1
a1 Department of Psychology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Salonika, Greece 54640.
Presentation of evidence from multiple disciplines is the most impressive feature of Nell's article. I have observations and objections, however, about the following issues: (1) violence as a by-product of cruelty; (2) the equation of animal and human cruelty; (3) social psychological evidence contrary to the biological model; (4) whether prevention of cruelty best arises from predispositional or situational factors.