Feelings, emotions, empathy - positive terms and qualities that make a person approachable. However, the foundations of friendships and relationships can be manipulated to exert power and control. Dynamics of discipline and control are also often found in groups.
So are destructive and toxic mechanisms in two-person relationships transferable? How can we better understand our "dark" feelings? And what current insights do psychopathology, forensics, and communication science provide?
Lydia Benecke, criminal psychologist and author of books such as Cheaters, Con Artists, Dazzlers - The Psychology of Manipulation (2021).
Dr. Nahlah Saimeh, forensic psychiatrist, psychotherapist and expert witness
Prof. Dr. Bernhard Pörksen, media and communication scientist, University of Tübingen
Moderation: Melanie Mühl, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung
In the context of the International Science Festival - Geist Heidelberg.
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Between power and manipulation