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Elizabeth Svoboda

Elizabeth Svoboda

 

Elizabeth Svoboda is a writer in San Jose, CA. She is the author of What Makes a Hero?: The Surprising Science of Selflessness.

 
 
  

Stories by Elizabeth Svoboda

Articles: Why We’re Obsessed with Understanding Evil

By Elizabeth Svoboda | February 21, 2017

There might be a good reason for our obsession with the dark side—it can help us guard against it.

 

Articles: Eight Ways to Stand Up to Hate

By Elizabeth Svoboda | November 22, 2016

Hate crimes and hateful language are on the rise. What are you going to do about it?

 
Antoinette Tuff and Michael Brandon Hill

Articles: Heroes Without Guns

By Elizabeth Svoboda | September 26, 2013

In a testosterone-heavy cultural landscape, how can women envision themselves as heroes—and in doing so, transform the ways all of us respond to threats and violence?

 

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