What is Covert Psychology?

Covert psychology refers to the use of psychological techniques in secret, often for the purpose of gathering information, influencing individuals or groups, or manipulating their behaviour.

This can include:

  1. Deception and misinformation
  2. Psychological manipulation and persuasion
  3. Interrogation and information gathering
  4. Influence operations and propaganda
  5. Behavioural modification and control
  6. Covert advertising and marketing
  7. Hidden observation and surveillance
  8. Undisclosed experimentation and testing
  9. Undercover operations and investigations
  10. Military and intelligence operations.


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