Jaap van Ginneken is Former Associate Professor of Communication Science at the University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands. He has extensive experience in media and journalism and is the author of 24 books, 10 in English. His previous book The Psychology of Power was published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2014.
"Van Ginneken has produced a lively, easy to read, and relatively short book packed with data and illustrative vignettes. Anyone ... could read it and understand the message. Many, including those interested in most subfields of psychology, political science, sociology, history, and a range of humanities, would enjoy this work. It is highly relevant to most of us as individuals, because it talks about human factors that we are keenly or at least vaguely aware of about ourselves ... ." (Edward Cumella, PsycCRITIQUES, Vol. 61 (50), December, 2016)