- Andre Spicer: Liberal Americans will turn to self-improvement because of the election of Trump
- Gym memberships and self-help books sales will go up, but empathy may go down, he writes
Andre Spicer is a professor of organizational behavior at Cass Business School, City University London. He is the co-author, with Carl Cederstrom, of "The Wellness Syndrome." Unless otherwise noted, facts here reflect the research published in that book. The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author.
(CNN)Donald Trump's election, in addition to worrying many Americans, will usher in a new age of self-development in American life. Following what many liberals see as a profound political defeat, people are likely to see politics as a losing game and give up on it entirely. They will stop engaging with public issues like poverty, pollution or public violence.