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Episode 117

The Power of Others: Group Psychology, Groupthink, and Fandom with author Michael Bond

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Session Notes

Humans are group-ish beings!  Whether it's your family, your friends, your band, your artist community, your country, etc., we all belong to groups.  Whether we realize it or not, groups have a powerful impact on our own thoughts and behaviors.

In this episode of Music Therapy, I talk with science writer and journalist Michael Bond, author of "The Power of Others: Peer Pressure, Groupthink, and How the People Around Us Shape Everything We Do" and his newest book "Fans: A Journey Into the Psychology of Belonging".

We explore the many ways we're impacted by groups, the forces that make a group healthy and communicative, and the insular, destructive echo chambers of groupthink.

This is a fascinating conversation that had me thinking for days - and I'm sure you'll find it fascinating, too.


Songs included in episode: "Flowers on the Water" and "Better Not Lose Her" by Pretty Horse



Music Therapy Podcast Credits:

Music Therapy is hosted by Jessica Risker, produced by Sullivan Davis of Local Universe, and engineered by Joshua Wentz in Chicago.

Opening and closing music composed by Joshua Wentz.

Taped May 2023

Ep 117


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