Self Security

Why do people behave in ways that harm themselves and others? In addressing this question, you should draw on psychological research covered in at least TWO blocks of your module.

The suggestions of what you could put in this essay.

SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY- Social influence leading people to harm others, evidenced with Milgram.

DEVELOPMENTAL – poor infant attachment leading to negative outcomes for self and others in later life – Bowlby.

BIOLOGICAL – depression/self-harm


Prejudice leading to harm

Realistic Conflict Theory – harm due to competition for scares resources (Ruwanda/Burundi)

The conclusion would be that reasons we harm others are multi factorial