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The very latest news from the world of Psychology. Private Therapy Clinic blog offers information about psychological concepts, theories, therapeutic approaches and human behaviour. The articles and vides posted here also offer tips and advice written by registered Psychologist Dr. Becky Spelman and our team of Psychiatrists, Psychologists and Psychotherapists.

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How to Recognise Gaslighting Behaviour and What You Can Do About It

The term gaslighting is an unusual one in psychology and doesn’t seem to fit any logical analogy or etymology. It originated from the British play Gas Light, but was performed in the United States as Angel Street. And today, it’s used to describe a covert type of behaviour – of psychological manipulation – in which one or more people attempt to influence another individual or group for their own gain. It’s a tactic that’s most commonly associated with narcissists, sociopaths and psychopaths and other manipulative types. 

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