Radical Distortion: How Emotions Warp What We Hear (Paperback)
Explores how radical and extremist speech can affect the way we view the world. Our social unity is under attack from extremists on opposite sides of the political spectrum. This book presents seven principles through which we can reduce or eliminate the toxic influences of extremist rhetoric and selective hearing.
About the Author
John W. Reich (Tempe, AZ) is emeritus professor of psychology at Arizona State University. He is the author of "Experimenting in Society" and the editor of two books: "Handbook of Adult Resilience" (with Alex J. Zautra and John S. Hall) and "Handbook of Resilience Approaches to Stress and Trauma" (with Martha Kent and Mary C. Davis).
"Radical Distortion is a fascinating, scholarly, and highly accessible book that provides much-needed perspective on the nature of radical hearing and the psychological and social factors that influence the type of radical posturing that is corroding our social unity and our capacity for collaboration and cooperation. . . . This timely book is a useful resource for anyone seeking to foster collaboration and cooperation in society."
- Dr. Michael Hogan, Lecturer in psychology, National University of Ireland, Galway, and author of The Culture of Our Thinking in Relation to Spirituality
"Reich's deep insight into the nature of 'radical hearing' is a milestone in our search for the alleviation of human conflict. This book should be mandatory reading . . . especially for those who are guiding the progress of our society. Highly recommended!"
-William R. Uttal, Professor emeritus, Arizona State University and University of Michigan