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AL Kennedy: Someone to Watch Over Me

AL Kennedy reflects on our tendency to behave badly when we think no-one is looking, or when we follow the wrong crowd.

AL Kennedy reflects on our tendency to behave badly when we think no-one's watching or when we follow the wrong crowd.

"When psychologists test how people behave with and without oversight, it becomes depressingly clear that if we think nobody's looking, we don't even remotely always let our consciences be our guides," she writes. "Even very normal, pleasant people can delegate their morality to other people who appear to be in charge, even of bizarre and disturbing scenarios."

Producer: Sheila Cook.

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Sun 22 Sep 2013 08:48

A Point of View: Why people give in to temptation when no-one's watching

Why are apparently good people tempted to commit evil acts, asks novelist AL Kennedy.

 

Read AL Kennedy's article on the BBC News website

 

 

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Presenter AL Kennedy
Producer Sheila Cook

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  • Fri 20 Sep 2013 20:50
  • Sun 22 Sep 2013 08:48

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