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A Conversation with Psychologist Sheldon Solomon About How Existential Angst and Death Anxieties Helped to Elect Donald Trump

Saturday, April 15, 2017 12:22
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Psychologist Sheldon Solomon is the guest on this week's episode of The Chauncey DeVega Show. He is a leading authority on social psychology and is one of the scholars who developed what is known as “terror management theory”. Dr. Solomon has written numerous books and articles including In the Wake of 9/11: The Psychology of Terror and The Worm at the Core: On the Role of Death in Life.

During this week's show Sheldon and Chauncey discuss how existential angst and death anxieties influenced Trump's voters, Trump and destruction, how emotion can overcome reason in political decision-making, can any headway be made in bringing Trump's deplorables and other supporters back to normal society and reason, if individuals and cultures truly change, as well as the lack of expert voices on the role of psychology and politics in the mass media.

On this week's show, Chauncey shares some thoughts about being an only child and product of the working class, explains how White House spokesperson Sean Spicer is an anti-Semite and Holocaust-denier, and offers some thoughts about the new Star Wars: The Last Jedi trailer and also the amazing second season of the Hap and Leonard television show. Chauncey also reads a newspaper story from the Chicago Tribune about how “hillbillies” were overrunning the city during the 1950s.

This episode with Sheldon Solomon can be downloaded from Libysn and also listened to here.

The Chauncey DeVega Show is available on Itunes, Spotify and at Stitcher.

The Chauncey DeVega Show can now be found on iHeartRadio.



Source: http://www.chaunceydevega.com/2017/04/a-conversation-with-psychologist.html

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    more total bullshit from the racist pig devagina–what a pos –a disgrace to his race

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