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Robert R Prechter Jr to speak at LSE

Best-selling author Robert R Prechter Jr will speak at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) on Thursday 18 March. 

The lecture, Socionomics: social mood is the engine of social activity, will illuminate how and why the psychological dynamics behind social mood trends shape the financial, economic, political, demographic and sociological forces that make history.

As a radically new paradigm for the social sciences, socionomics offers a new theory about the causal connection between social mood and human behaviour. The socionomics paradigm demonstrates how successful anticipation of future events is possible with the knowledge that human social behaviour changes as a result not of external forces but of internal psychological ones.

Prechter first expressed the premise behind socionomics in 1979. His 2003 two-volume set Socionomics: the science of history and social prediction lays the foundation for the science and highlights 18 years of empirical research into collective human social behaviour.

In 2002 Robert Prechter founded the Socionomics Institute, whose mission is to develop the new science of socionomics as an academic discipline and to promote its application in the real world. He set an all-time record in the US Trading Championship in 1984 and was named 'Financial Guru of the Decade' in 1989 by the Financial News Network (now CNBC). In the past 25 years, he has written 13 books, including Conquer the Crash (2002) which became a New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller.

Socionomics: social mood is the engine of social activity is on Thursday 18 March at 1.15-4pm in the New Theatre, East Building, LSE, Houghton St, London WC2A. The event is free and open to all with no ticket required.


To reserve a press seat for this event, please contact Arjun Malhotra, LSE Investment Society, on a.malhotra2@lse.ac.uk| 

To request an interview with Robert Prechter or to receive images or copies of either of his works in the socionomics field, please contact Aaron Berstler, Elizabeth Neils or Trish Scorpio of Kohnstamm Communications, USA, at +1 (651) 228-9141.


This event has been organised by the LSE Students' Union Investment Society.

15 March 2004