Trump vote prof honoured
A St Andrews University professor – who predicted the election of Donald Trump – is the first Brit to win a prestigious international prize for his contribution to psychology.
Socia l psycholog i st Professor Stephen Reicher is recognised for his work on crowd behaviour, political rhetoric and mass social inf luence, solidarity and social cohesion.
He is also an expert on i n t e r g r oup ha t r e d , conformity and obedience, and the psychology of tyranny.
His recent study of authoritarian leadership resulted in him successfully forecasting the election of President Trump.
Now Prof Rei c h e r, Wardlaw Professor in the School of Psychology and Neuroscience at St Andrews, has been awarded the 2018 Harold Lasswell Award by the International S o c iet y of Pol i t ic a l Psychology.
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