Christian quoted in The Australian newspaper

‘Psychologist and deputy editor of Psyche magazine Christian Jarrett told Inquirer that politicians and the media have played to less appealing aspects of our human nature.

“For instance, by highlighting the idea that there are sensible people who follow the rules and there are ‘covidiots’, politicians and the media encourage division. They encourage a ‘them and us’ mentality, which can lead to a greater polarisation of opinion and people in each camp seeking ways to derogate those in the other camp.”’

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