OCT 28, 2020 - Thank you, H/T @skunkbear
From their document which is freely available on the UK Government website (and linked below), it is written:
“A substantial number of people still do not feel sufficiently personally threatened.”
“The perceived level of personal threat needs to be increased among those who are complacent, using hard-hitting emotional messaging.”
The psychologists of SPI-B and the UK government knew fear alone would not be enough. Therefore, SPI-B suggested to government to use and promote social approval for desired behaviours, to consider enacting legislation to compel required behaviours, and to consider the use of social disapproval for failure to comply.
They have used the Mainstream Media and Social media, along with false fact-checking and censorship to get their message across and it has been working.
The tactics of the SPI-B psychologists informing UK and Scottish Governments’ policies on the COVID19 response are in my opinion contrary to the ethical and practice guidelines of The British Psychological Society (BPS); the psychology equivalent of the Hippocratic oath for medicine.
The mainstream media are silent on these unethical practices of deliberately ramping up people’s sense of personal threat, creating a culture of feeling shame to follow COVID19 regulations and encouraging people to shame others for not following regulations. From the reports of several mental health charities, UK and Scottish Government reports, mental ill-health is in a crisis because of the COVID19 response/measures.