(to) gaslight

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18:55 Nov 26, 2019
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Social Sciences - Psychology
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English term or phrase: (to) gaslight
Definition from Brittanica.com:
A technique of deception and psychological manipulation, usually practiced by a single deceiver, or “gaslighter,” on a single victim over an extended period. Its effect is to gradually undermine the victim’s confidence in their own ability to distinguish truth from falsehood, thereby rendering them dependent on the gaslighter.

Example sentence(s):
  • Is my brother being gaslighted by his boss? The Spectator
  • Toronto police gaslighted us on traffic enforcement. Their neglect put lives at risk. The Star
  • Student Health’s misdiagnosis delayed Matson from receiving necessary treatment and medication, negatively impacting her academic, social and emotional well-being. The gaslighting, which led to her questioning and blaming herself for her physical suffering, may potentially have longer lasting effect. Duke Chronicle
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Definition from Poliisihallitus, Toimintaympäristö 201:
Henkistä manipulointia kyseenalaistamalla tapahtuneet asiat ja uskottelemalla, että henkilö on mieleltään sekaisin.

Example sentence(s):
  • On tärkeää muistaa tietyt strategiat, jos joku yrittää ”kaasuvalottaa” meitä. Nämä auttavat meitä avaamaan silmämme ja pakenemaan kuvailemastamme tilanteesta. - Mielen ihmeet  
  • Kaasuvalottaminen: Englanninkielisestä gaslighting-termistä tehty kömpelö suomennos viittaa käytökseen, jolla vähätellään ja mitätöidään uhrin kokemuksia. Lopputuloksena hän kyseenalaistaa omia tuntemuksiaan ja reaktioitaan niihin. - Iltalehti  
  • Elokuvasta on levinnyt käyttöön sana kaasuvalottaminen. Sillä tarkoitetaan varsinkin lähisuhteissa ilmenevää manipulointia ja vähättelyä, jonka tarkoitus on saada toinen tuntemaan itsensä yliherkäksi, typeräksi tai jopa hulluksi. - Kodin Kuvalehti  
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