A Cross-Cultural Perspective of Shame and its Implications for Mental Health and Social Control | Dr. Paul Wong
Abstract The New York Times article—“The Industrial Revolution of Shame”—says it all (Scibona, 2019). New technologies have given both individuals enormous power to shame others and authoritarian governments the ability to socially control citizens on an unthinkable scale. Such social and political forces released by information technologies also challenge us to act responsibly to shape the fourth industrial revolution for the common good (Schwab & Davis, 2018).