Understanding the ‘Age of Trump’

In their forthcoming book, Psychoanalytic Insights into Social, Political, and Organizational Dynamics: Understanding the Age of Trump, Seth Allcorn and Howard Stein offer psychodynamic insights into the unconscious undercurrents of contemporary culture and politics in the United States.

Allcorn and Stein expertly lead readers up the steep learning curve of understanding the Trump era by exploring seven key elements of recent political dynamics. Using the complementary psychodynamic models of object relations, Group Relations and Karen Horney’s tripartite theory, this book makes sense of the Age of Trump and its chaotic world of alternate facts, conspiracy theories, reality TV politics, hoax pandemics, and the sweeping chaos of life in the United States.

This sense-making relies on two triangulations. The first represents the complex systemic political scene (listen to their discussion here: https://youtu.be/xXcb4PSWfqs). The second uses three psychoanalytic theories to understand social, political, and organizational dynamics. This book is a key resource for helping readers know and understand ourselves, our fellow citizens, colleagues, family, friends and what Trump and his followers call “them” such as liberals and foreign immigrants, as well as both the larger polarized social and political context in the United States today. The book also provides concrete examples of how these discoveries can be operationalized both in organizations and at the level of national government and leadership.

The book is scheduled for release in August 2021.

For more information about the book visit the publisher’s site: https://www.routledge.com/Psychoanalytic-Insights-into-Social-Political-and-Organizational-Dynamics/Allcorn-Stein/p/book/9781032005393

Or you can pre-order the book on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Psychoanalytic-Insights-Political-Organizational-Dynamics/dp/1032005394