The above post is not subject to penalty under the TOS I declare the Hayden Fox defense. " It is impossible for the staff to know my context therefore I cannot be penalized"
The book went into detail about how brain scans show certain centers and pathways in the brain that deal with empathy, which he called the "empathy circuit" (or something like that). The part I found most fascinating was how some people can look at a picture of someone laughing or in pain and literally not recognize the look on their face. They can't describe the emotion, certainly not how people with normal amounts of empathy can. I had always assumed the ability to be destructively violent was mostly down to not caring. But it appears that people with no empathy often don't even really know they're hurting someone, or that they're scared.
That is the beauty of Psychology you so many different opinions and interpretations. That link I gave from the Australian Govt claims lacks empathy and prone to violent outburst.
The point I was making is if you know your child's elevator doesn't go all the way to the top introducing them to guns is a bad idea.
You're absolutely right about these people literally not knowing what they are doing. That's why you get kids with autism who are perceived as violent or aggressive or whatever and removed from classes. They literally don't know they are annoying or hurting others until someone sits down with them and explains it. More than that, they don't understand the emotions being described to them, so it's not as easy as just sitting them down and telling them what they are doing. Educators have no patience for these kids because they don't have the time to give them the attention they need. It's almost a self-fulfilling prophecy that these kids turn out to be trouble-makers...
By the way, how is The Science of Evil? Due to spending so much of my time reading scientific journals and research papers, I stay away from most everything psychology related in my free time. I've heard mixed reviews on it. The professor I'm working under isn't the biggest fan, and I can see why because that brief snippet you posted isn't incorrect, but it leaves you with partial information. But others I've talked to, both in the psychology field and in other fields, really enjoyed it. I'm trying to decide if I want to use some of my free time reading my psychology stuff. I love the field, but sometimes I just get tired of reading about brain chemistry...
Locke I think you were right when you said after the investigation we will learn he had several mental problems
After 9/11 the Govt implemented the Federal Flight Deck Officer program airline pilots could volunteer and if they pass the screening process they are sent to be trained by the Unites States Air Marshall's and fly armed. Perhaps it's time for a program like this for educators? Va Tech Denver and Newtown all these guys killed themselves rather then face authority perhaps just te threat of armed conflict in the school would deter them