You are unlikely to see the words good or evil in a psychology text.  Instead you are likely to see words such as altruistic or deviant.   Psychologists are likely to ascribe deviant behavior on past experiences of an individual or on some physiological pathology, rather than on his own free choice.   Part of the reason for this is because psychologists are trying to use a scientific approach to explain something that is not entirely explainable with scientific concepts.   While science is great for explaining chemical and physical interactions, so far it has no adequate explanations for the existence of free will, awareness, emotions, good and evil.  An example of what goes wrong as a result of this void in psychology is given on the DSMIV page of this web site.

 

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