We don't want to have to think about our role in creating the individuals who commit violence. Amazingly, Joker asks us to.
To grasp how extraordinary evils are often committed by ordinary people, we need to consider how we define evil, and most importantly, whom we consider to be the agents of evil.
Many decry 'superteams' like the NBA's Golden State Warriors as bad for the sport. But psychology research shows that they also make us more likely to watch – and bask in the joy of seeing them fail.
The 'cult of celebrity' is not as damaging to children as it may seem – but they do select their heroes and heroines from a fairly narrow world.