Posts Tagged ‘psychology’

Lassie Get Help

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Here is a great article on the tactics the media can use to manipulate our minds by Dr. Samuel Lopez de Victoria. Yes, they certainly do employ psychology to make money and play up particular viewpoints:


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While studying the concept of reactance in a psychology class this week, I came across this cartoon in my textbook. I can’t stop snickering about it. This is like the “No Zipping The Zip Ties” sign in Archie McPhee’s that always gives me a strong desire to start zipping the zip ties.

Must… zip… the zip ties…


Adam was but human–this explains it all. He did not want the apple for the apple’s sake, he wanted it only because it was forbidden. The mistake was in not forbidding the serpent; then he would have eaten the serpent. –Mark Twain

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From http://drjimtaylor.com/2.0/#

From drjimtaylor.com

Dr. Jim Taylor is one of my favorite psychology bloggers. He always gets my attention when he writes about pop culture and the quizzical role it has in today’s society.

With his permission, I am re-blogging his latest piece, “I Don’t Care about LeBron James or Lindsay Lohan or…” A couple of my friends and I often vent our frustration over the constant media assault on our eyes and ears that is celebrity news.

I read this piece and said, “Amen, Dr. Jim!” (more…)

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Trash Heap



Crumple crumple crumple.




For those who think this series of sound effects describes the use of a paper towel, you’re right. But these sound effects can also be used to illustrate the use of people.

People, women especially, seem to have become commodities in the realm of modern relationships. They are used, abused, and thrown aside like trash when the consumer becomes disenchanted with their latest acquisition. (more…)

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