ABSTRACT

A popular undergraduate textbook on psychology attempts to stimulate the interest of potential students with the following statement (Coon, 1992: 1).

You are a universe, a collection of worlds within worlds. Your brain is possibly the most complicated and amazing device in existence. Through its action you are capable of music, art, science, and war. Your potential for love and compassion coexists with your potential for aggression, hatred. . . . Murder?