Roy Eidelson is a practicing clinical, research, and political psychologist with over 40 years of experience. Roy’s work focuses on applying psychology to issues of human rights, social justice, and social change. His most recent book is an example of how he applies psychology to social change. Political Mind Games: How the 1% Manipulate Our Understanding of What’s Happening, What’s Right, and What’s Possible examines how members of the “billionaire class” use self-serving psychological appeals to maintain their wealth and power.
Previously, Roy published dozens of scholarly articles in several leading academic journals. However, more recently, Roy has re-directed his efforts to reach a larger and broader audience. In addition to his blog on Psychology Today, Roy’s writing has appeared in The Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, and Counterpunch. He is also a member of the Coalition for an Ethical Psychology, where he advocates against torture and restoring psychology’s commitment to do-no-harm ethics.
Roy received his undergraduate degree from Princeton University and his doctorate in psychology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.