πŸ“˜πŸ“• Now Available – Mind of State: Conversations on the Psychological Conflicts Stirring U.S. Politics & Society πŸ“˜πŸ“•

Announcing the release of
Mind of State:Β 
Conversations on the Psychological Conflicts Stirring U.S. Politics & Society
Edited byΒ 
Betty Teng, Jonathan KoppΒ 
& Thomas Singer
This compilation of conversations helps fit together the broken pieces of our American psycho-political jigsaw puzzle.

These nuanced discussions offer insights and reflections from leading experts – on psychology, politics, race, religion and more – to those of us struggling to make sense of our American political nonsense.

Drawn from the Mind of State podcast created by some of the co-authors and contributors to the New York Times bestseller, The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump, this collection is as relevant now as it was when Apple Podcasts featured it as β€œNew and Noteworthy” in 2019.

The chapters are divided into five sections that reveal persistent themes underlying our increasing distress due to the interconnectedness of psychology and politics in the United States:

-Acknowledging Death, Trauma, and Loss -Why Truth Matters
-Anxieties of Race and Dominance -Democracy at Risk
-The Importance of Myth in Politics


Contributors:
  • Antoine Banks
  • Anne Barnard
  • Jessica Benjamin
  • Pauline Boss
  • Jules CashfordΒ 
  • Michael A. Cohen
  • Lisa Damour
  • William Davies
  • Megan Doney
  • Susan Fiske
  • Betty Sue Flowers
  • Justin Frank
  • Peter Glick
  • Anton Hart
  • Judith Herman
  • Adrienne Hollis
  • Ashley Jardina
  • Robert Jay Lifton
  • Eric Liu
  • Lilliana Mason
  • William β€œScotty” McLennan
  • Nate Persily
  • Nancy Rosenblum
  • Thomas Singer
  • Hawthorne β€œHawk” Smith
  • Sheldon Solomon
  • Michael Tansey
  • Eric Ward
  • Deva Woodly
Table of Contents
Introduction
Betty Teng, Jonathan Kopp, Thomas Singer

Part 1 FRAMEWORK

Chapter 1: Cultural Complexes and the Soul of America – Thomas Singer

Part 2 ACKNOWLEDGING DEATH, TRAUMA, LOSS

Chapter 2: We are all going to Dieβ€”Someday – Sheldon Solomon

Chapter 3: Ambiguous Loss & the 2020 Pandemic – Pauline Boss

Chapter 4: Our Collective Trauma – Judith Herman

Chapter 5: Acknowledging Harm & Repairing the World – Jessica Benjamin

Chapter 6: Living Unarmed – Megan Doney

Chapter 7: The Trauma of Syria – Anne Barnard

Part 3 WHY TRUTH MATTERS

Chapter 8: The Case for Radical Openness – Anton Hart

Chapter 9: The End of Truth? – Scotty McLennan

Chapter 10: Conspiracy without Theory – Nancy Rosenblum

Chapter 11: Nervous States & the Instability of Truth – William Davies

Chapter 12: Trump on the Couch – Justin Frank

Chapter 13: Delusions & Lies: The Mind of Trump – Michael Tansey

Part 4 ANXIETIES OF RACE & DOMINANCE

Chapter 14: Justice, Rage & Peace – Eric Ward

Chapter 15: Anger & Racial Politics – Antoine Banks

Chapter 16: Why Everyone Hates the Jews – Susan Fiske & Peter Glick

Chapter 17: The Perilous Path to Asylum – Hawthorne β€œHawk” Smith

Chapter 18: Partisan Politics, Toxic Identities, Dangerous Divides – Lilliana Mason

Chapter 19: White Identity Politics – Ashley Jardina

Chapter 20: A β€œSyndemic”—Climate, Race & COVID-19 – Adrienne Hollis

Part 5 DEMOCRACY AT RISK

Chapter 21: Sounding the Alarm: Cultism and the Loss of Reality – Robert Jay Lifton

Chapter 22: Politics of Care – Deva Woodly

Chapter 23: Restoring Faith in Democracy – Eric Liu

Chapter 24: Can Voting & Democracy Survive the Internet? – Nate Persily

Chapter 25: Analyzing the 2020 Election – Michael A. Cohen

Chapter 26: Politics & the Teenage Mind – Lisa Damour

Part 6 THE IMPORTANCE OF MYTH IN POLITICS

Chapter 27: America’s Economic Myth – Betty Sue Flowers

Chapter 28: When Myth Becomes History – Jules Cashford

Chapter 29: The Symbolic Power of Trump’s Wall – Thomas Singer

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