Dr. Mark Bear works in the field of Social and Consumer Psychology. He holds degrees in Psychology and Theology. His areas of research include: influence, persuasion, blind obedience to an authority figure, and the effects of news and social media on individuals, groups and our current political milieu. In addition, Dr. Bear works as a professional consultant assisting organizations in improving their respective organizational culture and employee performance. Through implementing data-driven strategies, Dr. Bear assists these organizations in increasing levels of customer satisfaction and profitability, while enhancing the customer's experience leading to brand and vendor loyalty. Dr. Bear and his wife Susan, reside in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and have been happily married for 29 years. He has a passion for reading, history, research, statistical analysis and writing. As a political analyst, Dr. Bear is a political writer for Voice 4 America, and Addicting Info. He also contributes to a Blog; Blogging Blue. Dr. Bear invites you to follow him on Facebook at Mark Bear or Twitter @DrMarkBear so you can read all of his contributions.