People get emotional about what they believe, and so when their beliefs are criticized, challenged or even attacked, their emotions usually get riled up. This is natural. It is human nature. It happens to most of us. Feelings and emotions spread easily in society at these times. But we have to manage them for the betterment of all of us. Understanding how to manage them effectively helps lower the turmoil and destruction, since emotions drive actions.
In the book Bruce talks about how emotional contagion contributes to social and political turmoil and how people can work at overcoming emotional contagion to lower the turmoil. The impact of emotions and feelings during social — political upheaval has been strong and he writes about how to manage them to lower their impact, in any future events, since they can get destructive.
Born and raised in Winnipeg, MB, Canada, I was educated in Winnipeg, as well as in Ottawa, Ontario. I attended the University of Manitoba (United College), now the University of Winnipeg, where I received my B.A., and then did Graduate Studies and received my M.A. in Psychology from the University of Manitoba. I later studied in Ottawa, Ontario at the Faculty of Psychology where I received my Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Ottawa.