(to) gaslight

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18:56 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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5 +1ガスライティング
Takafumi Miyauchi


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  • 会社でガスライティングをする目的は、特定の人物を会社から追い出すことにあります。 周囲の人間たちからガスライティングの被害を受け続けた人は、社内での立場が悪くなったり、精神を病んだりして辞職に追い込まれます。 - 女性の安全<探偵視点>  
Takafumi Miyauchi
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