The Psychiatry of Politics
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March 27, 2023 (1 session)
Monday, 6:00 -7:30PM ET
Virtual via Zoom
To begin, I will discuss that politics is an art based on analyzing and building on the feelings of voters. Political arguments are not rational. Policies are simply the backdrop of the stage. Feelings are the political play. Carl Jung described the "collective unconscious" as fears passed down to us from our collective experiences. The current "anti" political climate calls on us to draw on these fears. I will explore those feelings and how they can be manipulated. Next, the personal characteristics of the ideal political candidate will be presented. As in psychiatry, recognizing feelings, interpreting them, and then expressing them back in an understandable way is key. The use of "personal" experiences and feelings described by others "on the campaign trail" is an effective tool. Examples of how political messages or answers to political questions are crafted will be presented in the "psychiatry of politics". Finally, suggestions on how to manage the media in marketing your own programs will be explored.
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