Influential Psychologist Claims Irrational Fear is Behind Brexit Vote


Influential Psychologist Claims Irrational Fear is Behind Brexit Vote

By Daily Bell Staff – June 07, 2016

‘Irritation and anger’ may lead to Brexit, says influential psychologist  … British voters are succumbing to impulsive gut feelings and irrational reflexes in the Brexit campaign with little regard for the enormous consequences down the road, the world’s most influential psychologist has warned.  Daniel Kahneman, the Israeli Nobel laureate and father of behavioural economics, said the referendum debate is being driven by a destructive psychological process, one that could lead to a grave misjudgment and a downward spiral for British society. – UK Telegraph

Daniel Kahneman sees the Brexit debate as one motivated by irrational fear.

He explains that emotion is ruling people’s perspective and that arguments regarding leaving the EU are based on “irritation and anger.” He was interviewed by the Telegraph at the Amundi world…



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