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Why are some experts skeptical about subliminal influence?
There was once a legitimate scientific controversy over whether subliminal perception really occurs or not. The question was whether someone can perceive something unconsciously. All kinds of experiments were performed to try to prove that we were...
Parapsychology >> Subliminal Persuasion
Subliminal Persuasion: Overview
Since the 1950's, there has been enormous public concern over hidden messages in art, music, and advertising. Subliminal self-help tapes are a multi-billion dollar industry. Yet many psychologists claim that subliminal influence consists at best of...
Parapsychology >> Subliminal Persuasion
Hypnosis, volition, and mind control.
5.1. Is the hypnotist in control of me? The exact nature of what we experience as 'will' or volition is anage-old philosophical problem that has yet to be resolved by brain scientistsor psychologists. Some aspects of hypnotic responding point out weaknesses...
Parapsychology >> Hypnosis
What is Subliminal Influence?
The term subliminal is technically archaic , though it is still in common use. The problem is that it is hopelessly bound to the concept of a well-defined sensory threshold, a concept made obsolete by the introduction of signal detection theory into...
Parapsychology >> Subliminal Persuasion
What is hypnotic trance? Does it provide unusual physical or mental capacities?
2.1 'Trance;' descriptive or misleading? Most of the classical notions of hypnosis have long held that hypnosis was special in some way from other types of interpersonal communication and that an induction (preparatory process considered by some to be...
Parapsychology >> Hypnosis
What is Unique to Hypnosis?
There is nothing that we can do under hypnosis that we cannot do under other conditions. A long series of laboratory experiments by T.X. Barber and colleagues compared a wide variety of abilities under hypnosis with abilities under conditions of non-hypnotic...
Parapsychology >> Hypnosis
Evil Hypnosis
"Evil" hypnosis is what I call the popular view of hypnosis as something that is used by devious agencies or individuals to control people's minds surreptitiously. Mind control or behavior control are possible with hypnosis only temporarily, and...
Parapsychology >> Hypnosis

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The Science Behind Political Correctness, Explained
In the 1950's, Solomon Asch, a prominent psychologist at Swarthmore College, conducted a series of conformity experiments that shed further light on the rise of political correctness. The design of the study was simple, but ingenious.
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This has been demonstrated over and over, perhaps most famously in the classic Asch conformity studies from the '50s.
People-Pleaser: Brain Scans Show Pushovers Agree With Others To Avoid Mental
The concept of social conformity has been the subject of extensive research since the '50s by social psychologist Solomon Asch. A series of studies known as the “Asch Conformity Experiments” sought to observe what influence peers had over whether an ...
This Is the Person You Most Need to Take on a Date
For example, the Asch conformity experiment showed just how easy it is to conform to the influence of others, and groupthink, whereby decisions are reached in a group, can often yield negative results.
31 Things That Will Happen When You Finally Decide to Live Your Dreams
One of the most famous psychological experiments — the Asch Experiment — discovered that people will conform even when it's obviously the wrong decision. However, when you're liberated from conformity, you quickly discern more effective and efficient ...

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