For episode 2 we are jumping into modern relationships to investigate the way the phrase ‘gaslighting’ has come into the mainstream. Fred brings some experience with this kind of behaviour from a clinical setting, while Matt focuses on the ways it’s used by the average young person today. The term ‘gaslighting’ comes from the 1944 film ‘Gaslight’ which Fred speaks about.

If you’re curious about the impacts adopting an awareness of ‘gaslighting’ can have for today’s youth, this is the episode for you.

Stay tuned for next week when we talk about ghosting, another phenomenon in relationships.

Some of our academic resources/further reading include:

Ahern, K. (2018). Institutional Betrayal and Gaslighting. Journal Of Perinatal & Neonatal Nursing, 32(1), 59-65.

Smith, C., & Freyd, J. (2013). Dangerous Safe Havens: Institutional Betrayal Exacerbates Sexual Trauma. Journal Of Traumatic Stress, 26(1), 119-124.

Sweet, P. (2019). The Sociology of Gaslighting. American Sociological Review, 84(5), 851-875.

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