Michi713 Posted October 27, 2020 Share Posted October 27, 2020 (edited) Thread about social engineering tricks, marketing and propaganda You’d be surprised at how much of our daily thoughts and activity are a product of propaganda and marketing tactics. Anxiety-Driven Conformity: From Culture of Narcissism (Lasch): ”No longer trapped in the labor of self-defense, he (Paul Zewig) has anesthetized that part of himself which is constructed of mental busyness...glued together by obsessive thinking and propelled by anxiety.” From Brandwashed (Lindstrom): A study used MRI to see how peer pressure works in the brain. Teenagers were instructed to rate clips of songs online, then they revealed whether the songs were popular or not. “When the participants own ratings of music matched up with what was revealed to be popular, there was activity in an area of the brain connected to rewards. When subjects liked a songs that turned out to be unpopular, areas associated with anxiety lit up.” “The researchers concluded that this “mismatch anxiety” motivates people to switch their choices in the direction of the consensus, suggesting that this is a major force behind conformity in teenagers’ music choice.” The author goes on to apply the same techniques to adult women with respect to Louis Vuitton bags, citing that the women claimed to admire the bags for their quality and durability. However their MRI results showed activity in the “Brodmann area 10, the region of the brain activated when something is perceived as ‘cool.’” One can conclude that most people are so brainwashed by marketing they even bullshit themselves. Point is psychology has been studied intently by governments, social engineers, and corporate interests to the point of predicting our every motivation before we do. A formidable force. Edited October 27, 2020 by Michi713 3 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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