CHASS Dean and Professor of Psychology Jeff Braden was called upon for his expertise in human nature for a column in Scientific American about the Penn State child sexual abuse scandal. In a guest post written by Piedmont Laureate Scott Huler, Braden and other psychologists weigh in about why people hesitate to intervene when confronted with wrongdoing. “Everybody wants to feel sure that they’d do the right thing in a similar situation,” Huler writes, “but the science – and the psychologists – say, don’t be so sure.” Read Huler’s “A Word in Defense of the Witnesses — And the Word is Ambiguity.”
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