Standing Up to Experts and Authorities: How to Avoid Being Intimidated, Manipulated, and Abused

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Solomon Press, May 1, 2010 - Psychology - 371 pages
This book provides practical techniques to use in specific settings in which authorities or experts can bamboozle or thwart people, including institutions (e.g., schools, bureaucracies), the workplace (e.g., dealing with bosses, evaluations, and raises), media (e.g., news programs, magazines, self-help books), and services (e.g., medical care, lawyers, customer service, contractors, psychologists). It also explores how to stand up for your rights and the rights of others with the police and other government agencies.

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About the author (2010)

Dr. Sharon Presley is a former college professor and social psychologist whose specialty is obedience and resistance to authority. She is the founder and Executive Director of Resources for Independent Thinking, a nonprofit educational organization, and the co-editor of "Exquisite Rebel," an anthology of essays by 19th century libertarian resister Voltairine de Cleyre

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