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Creating False Memories Elizabeth F. Loftus In 1986 Nadean Cool, a nurse's aide in Wisconsin, sought therapy from a psychiatrist to help her cope with her reaction to a traumatic event experienced by her daughter. During therapy, the psychiatrist used hypnosis and other suggestive techniques to dig out buried memories of abuse that Cool herself had allegedly experienced. When Cool finally realized that false memories had been planted, she sued the psychiatrist for malpractice. About a year earlier two juries returned verdicts against a Minnesota psychiatrist accused of planting false memories by former patients Vynnette Hamanne and Elizabeth Carlson, who under hypnosis and sodium amytal, and after being fed misinformation about the workings of memory, had come to remember horrific abuse by family members. In all four cases, the women developed memories about childhood abuse in therapy and then later denied their authenticity. False Childhood Memories My research associate, Jacqueline E. Imagination Inflation
ICANNWatch Persuasion: The Sleeper Effect How to change attitudes months after a persuasive message is delivered. In the 1940s during WWII, the US Department of War wanted to know if their propaganda films were really working. So they carried out a series of experimental studies into how they affected soldier’s attitudes. The complacent assumption was that the films should easily influence the average GI. While the films were informative and did strengthen some existing attitudes, experiments showed they were extremely unlikely to make soldiers more optimistic about the war in general (Hovland et al, 1949). In retrospect this should have come as little surprise since the soldiers knew these were propaganda films designed to change their attitudes, so their defenses were up. What they did discover, though, was that some of the films did have an effect on soldiers after months had passed. Big impact Since then the sleeper effect has had a rockier history than the average soap opera character. Know the source before the message
The Transparent Society Synopsis David Brin with sousveillance "maybecamera" at the Association of Computing Machinery's (ACM's) CFP conference where such a sousveillance device was given to each attendee. Brin participated in the Opening Keynote on the "inverse panopticon". Brin argues that a core level of privacy—protecting our most intimate interactions—may be preserved, despite the rapid proliferation of cameras that become ever-smaller, cheaper and more numerous faster than Moore's law. He feels that this core privacy can be saved simply because that is what humans deeply need and want. This means they must not only have rights, but also the power to use them and the ability to detect when they are being abused. Brin thus maintains that privacy is a "contingent right," one that grows out of the more primary rights, e.g. to know and to speak. Inverse transparency and bi-directional transparency This might seem counter-intuitive at first. Use of the concept in Brin's other works Notes
The Battle for Your Mind: Brainwashing Techniques Authoritarian followers Mind Control Subliminals By Dick Sutphen Summary of Contents The Birth of Conversion The Three Brain Phases How Revivalist Preachers Work Voice Roll Technique Six Conversion Techniques 1. keeping agreements 2.physical and mental fatigue 3. increase the tension 4. Uncertainty. 5. Jargon 6. Summary of Contents The Birth of Conversion/Brainwashing in Christian Revivalism in 1735. I'm Dick Sutphen and this tape is a studio-recorded, expanded version of a talk I delivered at the World Congress of Professional Hypnotists Convention in Las Vegas, Nevada. Although I've been interviewed about the subject on many local and regional radio and TV talk shows, large-scale mass communication appears to be blocked, since it could result in suspicion or investigation of the very media presenting it or the sponsors that support the media. Everything I will relate only exposes the surface of the problem. In talking about this subject, I am talking about my own business. Alright.
OBEY GIANT - WORLDWIDE PROPAGANDA DELIVERY Copywriting persuasivo: a me gli occhi Non ti persuaderò a leggere questo articolo promettendoti un bonus, un ebook gratuito, una pacca sulle spalle, un bacio appassionato da Valerio (o da Francesca). Lo leggerai perché vuoi migliorare il tuo copywriting e perché sei tremendamente curioso di avere un anticipo del mio speech al Webreevolution. Nei prossimi paragrafi, infatti, introdurrò qualcuno degli argomenti che toccherò all’evento. Così potrai farmi delle domande a cui, se mi sentirò particolarmente buona :), risponderò il 16 giugno, per il WebReevolution. Cos’è il copywriting persuasivo? Ultimamente ho comprato una collana. 30 e più trucchetti per un copywriting persuasivo con i fiocchi Al WebReevolution svelerò 30 e più trucchetti che tutti i copywriter potranno utilizzare per scrivere degli ottimi testi persuasivi. Storytelling: c’erano una volta un prodotto e un copywriter Devo raccontarti una storia. Hai tempo fino al… Appena acquistata, la mia casa era una catapecchia. Aggiornamento: scarica le slide!
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