Psychological warfare is the art of using misleading and inaccurate headlines to manipulate readers’ perceptions of a news story or to distort public opinion, especially in the social media era.
Psychological warfare is an effective way of changing public opinion and creating false and misleading stories that create the appearance of a crisis or crisis in society.
In recent years, psychologists have used psychological warfare to influence public opinion about climate change, the Zika virus, and the opioid crisis, and to influence politicians and political leaders, according to a new report.
The Psychological Warfare Institute (PWI) has been working on this report for the past two years and the study was co-authored by two Princeton University professors, Dr. Mark A. Riehl and Dr. James L. Smith.
The report’s co-authors include psychologists Dr. Steven Pinker, James R. McAdams, and Mark T. Ruhlen, both of the University of California, Irvine.
The research has been supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF) under Grant 54742 and the James L Smith Foundation.