‘Political Mind Games’ Free PDF Online
ANNOUNCEMENTS, 9 Sep 2019
3 Sep 2019 – It was just a year ago that I published Political Mind Games: How the 1% Manipulate Our Understanding of What’s Happening, What’s Right, and What’s Possible. It’s been gratifying to see how the book’s ideas have struck a chord. I’ve really appreciated the encouragement and enthusiasm that many people have taken the time to share with me.
Now, as we enter the 2020 election cycle, I’m eager to bring the progressive message of Political Mind Games to a broader audience. In the months ahead, we’re sure to be bombarded with manipulative psychological appeals designed to advance the interests of the super-rich and powerful—at the expense of the common good.
It will be crucial to recognize and counter these “mind games” and I’ve created a free PDF version of my book to help do just that.
To download the free PDF of Political Mind Games, click HERE.
In Political Mind Games, psychologist Roy Eidelson explains how we can recognize—and counter—the manipulative appeals that the 1% use to advance their self-serving agenda. These individuals and groups, possessing extraordinary wealth and power, prey upon the rest of us by strategically targeting the most important concerns in our daily lives. Offering timely examples drawn from the realms of poverty wages, climate change, voter suppression, militarism, school reform, and more, Eidelson shows why understanding and debunking the 1%’s mind games is an urgent matter for anyone interested in building a more decent society.
Roy Eidelson, PhD, is the former executive director of the University of Pennsylvania’s Solomon Asch Center for Study of Ethnopolitical Conflict and a past president of Psychologists for Social Responsibility. His work focuses on applying psychological knowledge to issues of social justice and political change. His writing has appeared in a variety of scholarly peer-reviewed journals and other outlets including the Washington Post and Los Angeles Times.
Roy Eidelson is a member of the TRANSCEND Network and was a member of the American Psychological Association for over 25 years, prior to his resignation. He is a clinical psychologist and the president of Eidelson Consulting, where he studies, writes about, and consults on the role of psychological issues in political, organizational, and group conflict settings. He is a past president of Psychologists for Social Responsibility, associate director of the Solomon Asch Center for Study of Ethnopolitical Conflict at Bryn Mawr College, and a member of the Coalition for an Ethical Psychology. Roy can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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