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Murderous thoughts are normal and beneficial

7 June 2019

At the Cheltenham Science Festival, Dr Julia Shaw (UCL Psychology & Language Sciences) explained that fantasies about killing people are a common and entirely human reaction. They make us think through the consequences of our actions, obey our moral code and develop our empathy.

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