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Bryan Farrell


Bryan Farrell is an editor at Waging Nonviolence, where he writes about environment, climate change and people power. His work has also appeared in Slate, Mother Jones, The Nation, Grist and Earth Island Journal.


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Theory: The social cure

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May 25, 2012

People are more likely to be motivated to action by peer groups than by information or appeals to fear. The social cure is a method of harnessing this power of social groups for social change.