In 2011, Auckland University Psychologist Nikki Harre published a book called ‘Psychology for a Better World‘. In an interview by Kim Hill in October of that year, she talked about what people working towards positive social change can learn from the insights drawn from psychological research. Harre is working on a completely revised edition of the book for release in 2018, according to the book’s homepage.

Professional liars, usually described using self-generated euphemisms like “public relations consultant”, have known for decades that psychological principles can be exploited to create or block political-economic changes on behalf of their wealthy clients. Learning how to recognize and counter these manipulation campaigns is essential for journalists, activists in public watchdog groups, and others whose role it is to keep loading truth back into politics every time it drops out. I look forward to the revised edition of Nikki Harre’s book, and recommend checking it out.

Filed September 24th, 2017 under Uncategorized