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The Psychology of Brexit: From Psychodrama to Behavioural Science (Paperback)Brian M. Hughes (author)
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This book discusses how reasoning biases and illusions of control propel - and pollute - the perspective of both Leavers and Remainers. It shows how social stereotypes and motivated irrationality help otherwise groundless beliefs thrive in everyday culture, leading to group polarisation and echo-chamber reasoning. It reveals the way cultural biases like sexism influence how Brexit politicians are portrayed and perceived. And it explores the psychological impact of Brexit - its effect on social attitudes, future thinking, and collective and individual mental health.
In this compelling new book, psychologist Brian Hughes examines what scientific psychology reveals about the dynamics of Brexit, what Brexit teaches us about ourselves, and what we can do to deal with its short-term impact and long-term fallout.
Publisher: Springer Nature Switzerland AG
Number of pages: 180
Weight: 258 g
Dimensions: 210 x 148 mm
Edition: 1st ed. 2019
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