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38 mins | May 13, 2020

Turn down the gaslight

Gaslighting was a by-product of popular culture. Why does it continue to be understudied? The skillful manipulator casts a shadow of doubt over everything that you feel or think... can therapy bring the daylight in? In this remarkable piece for Aeon magazine, clinical psychologist Ramani Durvasula breaks down the history behind the term 'gaslighting', from its roots in films of the 1940s and 1950s to the poor awareness, both medical and socially, that surrounds it today.

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