PRI's The World Published by PRI's The World Here's where 'gaslighting' got its name Listen Queue Download this audio Want to embed this player? Use the code below. More info. <iframe frameborder="0" scrolling="no" height="130" width="100%" src="https://www.wnyc.org/widgets/ondemand_player/wnyc/#file=/audio/json/672602/&share=1"></iframe> Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Email a Friend 'Gaslighting' has been all over the press lately, mainly in reference to Donald Trump. But the term dates all the way back to the 1930s.