Confession Evidence: The Psychological Effects Of Nurture On People

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Confession evidence is also argued to have a psychological core, as the fear of torture puts psychological pressures on people. Witches were often poor and uneducated making them powerless; it was thought they would have a natural desire to meet the expectation of the interrogator. They were bought up to obey those in authority and were liable to confess. Therefore it can be suggested that the effects of nurture are evident. People who have grown up in a certain environment are more inclined to behave like those around them. A person who has been bought up within a family who looked up to others, would be unlikely to resist and rebel. As a result they were demoralised as their reduced resistance led them to confessing. Various types of brutal
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