Karen Effrem

Dr. Karen Effrem is a pediatrician and president of Education Liberty Watch.

Psychological Manipulation Pearson Report

The Latest Creepy Orwellian Education Tactic


It sounds like a sci-fi movie: altering behavior and personality by surreptitiously embedding psychologically manipulative messages into a computer platform. But according to Education Week, that’s what mega-publisher Pearson did in 2017 to over 9,000 unwitting college students. And this episode foreshadows what’s coming soon to a K-12 classroom near you. Pearson’s project used “social-psychological interventions,” […]

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