Interview 474 – The Anti-Authoritarian Mind with Dr. Bruce Levine

03/07/2012

Dr. Bruce Levine is a practicing clinical psychologist and an author, speaker and educator about the ways that society, culture, politics and psychology intersect. Often at odds with the mainstream of his profession, his writing has appeared in numerous online publications and he is the author of numerous books including Get Up, Stand Up: Uniting Populists, Energizing the Defeated, and Battling the Corporate Elite. Today he joins us to discuss the pathologization of anti-authoritarianism and how mainstream psychology attempts to limit the boundaries of “acceptable” political dissent. We also discuss the learned helplessness and pessimism of the anti-authoritarian mindset and how critical thinking can help people overcome their hopelessness and begin to effect change.

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