911 psychology

See No Truth, Hear No Truth, Speak No Truth

The entries on the blog are regular newsletters, but given we are at the 10 anniversary I decided to write an entry on how we may be able to use psychological research to engage more constructively with others. I have a degree in psychology (1999) but still have an interest in social psychological research.


“You have to understand, most of these people are not ready to be unplugged. And many of them are so inured, so hopelessly dependent on the system, they will fight to protect it.” - Morpheus, The Matrix

I am a closet conspiract theorist

It was probably going to be the first of many meetings. Over the last few years, I had been told there is something wrong with me though I could not understand what it was. I had been encouraged by my doctor to visit a self-help group and, so here I was faced with a circle of chairs, all of them occupied except one. I sat down and I smiled nervously. The occupants of the other chairs nodded and smiled in my direction.

The Psychological Implications of 9/11 by Laurie Manwell pt 1 of 6

Peace Through Truth - 9/11 & State Crimes Against Democracy
presented by the 9/11 Working Group of Bloomington

Saturday, September 4, 2010. 7PM at Buskirk Chumley Theater.

9/11 Truthers and Believers

I recently found myself caught up in another of those seemingly unavoidable debates where the topic of 9/11 arose. Sides were taken, lines were drawn and opposing parties became embroiled in battle. Having been down this road as many times and with as many people as I have, I can only imagine that this must be a familiar experience for so many citizens by now, particularly for those who participate in Internet discussions. This time, it was an Internet discussion, beginning with a post laughing at 9/11 truthers in general and issuing an all-too-familiar wholesale character attack. I think it's time for 9/11 truthers to read this common man's article and to consider the development of a collectively shared view upon what the most common, basic elements of 9/11 psychology are.