Psychology

Are we being psychologically manipulated by pandemic control measures? Professor Mattias Desmet

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Professor Matthias Desmet talks to the Children’s Union about “mass formation”; a creation of solidarity within a population which can be created by the manipulation of fear and “free floating anxiety”.

Are contradictory, confusing pandemic rules a part of such a grand manipulation?

The story actually can be as absurd as it wants. It can be utterly absurd or blatantly wrong people will continue to believe in it or go along with it because it leads up to this new solidarity.

Matthias Desmet, Professor of Psychology, University of Ghent

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