Category Archives: psychology

Psychology and Consumer Product Packaging

 

I am always curious about creative and innovative ideas.

In marketing, I am curious about how psychology is used to manipulate consumers.

Lars Wallentin is a global packaging design expert. In a marketing tutorial, he explains the psychology of package design, brand awareness and synergy.

The lessons from this expert apply to anyone with money and media who wants to manipulate the public.

When you want to push the publics’ buttons, psychology is everything!

 

 

Creative Packaging Design

Brilliant Package Design

 

 

 

‘Alice In Wonderland’ Government Tyranny Labels Americans ‘Domestic Terrorists’

 

“When I use a word,” Humpty Dumpty said in a rather scornful tone, “it means just what I choose it to mean – neither more nor less.”

“The question is,” said Alice (remember Alice in Wonderland), “whether you can make words mean different things.”

“The question is,” said Humpty Dumpty, “who is to be master – that is all.”

 

 

 

 

“I broke the law yesterday,” writes George Mason economics professor Alex Tabarrok, “and I probably will break the law tomorrow. Don’t mistake me, I have done nothing wrong. I don’t even know what laws I have broken. … It’s hard for anyone to live today without breaking the law. Doubt me? Have you ever thrown out some junk mail that … was addressed to someone else? That’s a violation of federal law punishable by up to five years in prison.” Tabarrok notes that lawyer Harvey Silverglate thinks the typical American commits “Three Felonies a Day” — the title of Silverglate’s book on the subject.  (source)

 

“You should refuse to talk with police because just about every darn thing you could ever do or think is illegal somewhere at some place and time.  And if it isn’t, the police may say you did something else that is illegal.” (John H. Bryan,  Attorney at Law)

 

“First, the complexity of modern federal criminal law, codified in several thousand sections of the United States Code and the virtually infinite variety of factual circumstances that might trigger an investigation into a possible violation of the law, make it difficult for anyone to know, in advance, just when a particular set of statements might later appear (to a prosecutor) to be relevant to some such investigation. ” (source)

“Estimates of the current size of the body of federal criminal law vary, but it has been reported that the Congressional Research Service cannot even count the current number of federal crimes.  And these laws are scattered in over the 50 titles of the United States Code, encompassing roughly 27,000 pages.  Worse yet, the statutory code sections often incorporate by reference the provisions and sanctions of administrative regulations promulgated by various regulatory agencies.  Estimates of how many such regulations exist are even well less settled, but the American Bar Association believes there are nearly 10,000.” (source)

 

Alice In Wonderland In Nevada

Government Word Weapons

You Might Be A Felon: Because Everything You Do Is Illegal

Government Assault: What’s Next For Nevada Rancher Cliven Bundy?

 

 

 

 

The Impact of Science on Society: Bertrand Russell

“Life is nothing but a competition to be the criminal rather than the victim.” – Bertrand Russell

“I think the subject which will be of most importance politically is mass psychology … Its importance has been enormously increased by the growth of modern methods of propaganda. Of these the most influential is what is called ‘education.’ Religion plays a part, though a diminishing one; the press, the cinema, and the radio play an increasing part … It may be hoped that in time anybody will be able to persuade anybody of anything if he can catch the patient young and is provided by the State with money and equipment.

The subject will make great strides when it is taken up by scientists under a scientific dictatorship … The social psychologists of the future will have a number of classes of school children on whom they will try different methods of producing an unshakable conviction that snow is black.

… the opinion that snow is white must be held to show a morbid taste for eccentricity. But I anticipate. It is for future scientists to make these maxims precise and discover exactly how much it costs per head to make children believe that snow is black, and how much less it would cost to make them believe it is dark gray.”  (pg 40)

 

 

“Scientific societies are as yet in their infancy … It is to be expected that advances in physiology and psychology will give governments much more control over individual mentality than they now have even in totalitarian countries. Fitche laid it down that education should aim at destroying free will, so that, after pupils have left school, they shall be incapable, throughout the rest of their lives, of thinking or acting otherwise than as their schoolmasters would have wished … Diet, injections, and injunctions will combine, from a very early age, to produce the sort of character and the sort of beliefs that the authorities consider desirable, and any serious criticism of the powers that be will become psychologically impossible …

“The Nazis were more scientific than the present rulers of Russia … If they had survived, they would probably have soon taken to scientific breeding. Any nation which adopts this practice will, within a generation, secure great military advantages. The system, one may surmise, will be something like this: except possibly in the governing aristocracy, all but 5 per cent of males and 30 per cent of females will be sterilised. The 30 per cent of females will be expected to spend the years from eighteen to forty in reproduction, in order to secure adequate cannon fodder. As a rule, artificial insemination will be preferred to the natural method …

Gradually, by selective breeding, the congenital differences between rulers and ruled will increase until they become almost different species. A revolt of the plebs would become as unthinkable as an organised insurrection of sheep against the practice of eating mutton.”  (pgs 49,50)

“After all, most civilised and semi-civilised countries known to history and had a large class of slaves or serfs completely subordinate to their owners. There is nothing in human nature that makes the persistence of such a system impossible. And the whole development of scientific technique has made it easier than it used to be to maintain a despotic rule of a minority. When the government controls the distribution of food, its power is absolute so long as they can count on the police and the armed forces. And their loyalty can be secured by giving them some of the privileges of the governing class. I do not see how any internal movement of revolt can ever bring freedom to the oppressed in a modern scientific dictatorship.”   (pg 54)

“I do not pretend that birth control is the only way in which population can be kept from increasing. There are others, which, one must suppose, opponents of birth control would prefer. War, as I remarked a moment ago, has hitherto been disappointing in this respect, but perhaps bacteriological war may prove more effective. If a Black Death could be spread throughout the world once in every generation survivors could procreate freely without making the world too full. There would be nothing in this to offend the consciences of the devout or to restrain the ambitions of nationalists. The state of affairs might be somewhat unpleasant, but what of that? Really high-minded people are indifferent to happiness, especially other people’s. However, I am wandering from the question of stability, to which I must return.

There are three ways of securing a society that shall be stable as regards population. The first is that of birth control, the second that of infanticide or really destructive wars, and the third that of general misery except for a powerful minority. All these methods have been practiced: the first, for example, by the Australian aborigines; the second by the Aztecs, the Spartans, and the rulers of Plato’s Republic; the third in the world as some Western internationalists hope to make it and in Soviet Russia … Of these three, only birth control avoids extreme cruelty and unhappiness for the majority of human beings. Meanwhile, so long as there is not a single world government there will be competition for power among the different nations. And as increase of population brings the threat of famine, national power will become more and more obviously the only way of avoiding starvation. There will therefore be blocs in which the hungry nations band together against those that are well fed. That is the explanation of the victory of communism in China.” (pgs 103,104)

“The need for a world government, if the population problem is to be solved in any humane manner, is completely evident on Darwinian principles.”  (pg 105)

“A society is not stable unless it is on the whole satisfactory to the holders of power and the holders of power are not exposed to the risk of successful revolution.”  (pg 110)

“First, as regards physical conditions. Soil and raw materials must not be used up so fast that scientific progress cannot continually make good the loss by means of new inventions and discoveries … If raw materials are not to be used up too fast, there must not be free competition for their acquisition and use but an international authority to ration them in – such quantities as may from time to time seem compatible with continued industrial prosperity. And similar considerations apply to soil conservation.

Second, as regards population … To deal with this problem it will be necessary to find ways of preventing an increase in world population. If this is to be done otherwise than by wars, pestilences, and famines, it will demand a powerful international authority. This authority should deal out the world’s food to the various nations in proportion to their population at the time of the establishment of the authority. If any nation subsequently increased its population it should not on that account receive any more food. The motive for not increasing population would therefore be very compelling.”  (pgs 110, 111)

 

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CHAPTER XV

EDUCATION IN A SCIENTIFIC SOCIETY

“EDUCATION has two purposes: on the one hand to form the mind, on the other hand to train the citizen. The Athenians concentrated on the former, the Spartans on the latter. The Spartans won, but the Athenians were remembered.

Education in a scientific society may, I think, be best conceived after the analogy of the education provided by the Jesuits. The Jesuits provided one sort of education for the boys who were to become ordinary men of the world, and another for those who were to become members of the Society of Jesus. In like manner, the scientific rulers will provide one kind of education for ordinary men and women, and another for those who are to become holders of scientific power. Ordinary men and women will be expected to be docile, industrious, punctual, thoughtless, and contented. Of these qualities probably contentment will be considered the most important. In order to produce it, all the researches of psycho-analysis, behaviourism, and biochemistry will be brought into play. Children will be educated from their earliest years in the manner which is found least likely to produce complexes.”

 

 

Duopoly of Republicans and Democrats Gives The Illusion of Choice

We Americans are being attacked by a ‘Divide and Conquer Strategy‘.

We have a two party system that, at the top, pursues a shared  globalist agenda. So, good people in each party will support this party. But, when an important agenda item must be passed. The party leadership will betray their constituents to achieve their goal. Often working with the leadership of the “opposition” party.

Example:

Did you know the Republican Party was founded by radicals to pursue a radical agenda?

Red Republicans and Lincolns’ Marxists

Remember the trade legislation: NAFTA and GATT.

Championed by Bill Clinton working with the Republican Speaker of the House, Newt Gingrich.

Remember President Eisenhower. A lot of Republicans wore the button “I Like Ike” without realizing that Ike was a democrat who  praised FDR. The Republican leadership betrayed good members of the party who supported Taft  because Taft opposed the Republican leaderships Globalist agenda.  So, They engineered  Ikes switch to the Republicans and thus deny Taft the nomination..

 

Remember Richard Nixon, The Anti- Communist?

Who Better to open China and pave the way for the creation of a powerful enemy and a hollowing out of the American economy. Who would  suspect an anti-communist to so powerfully aid the Communist Chinese.

Remember Obama’s birth certificate, draft card, passport, citizenship, ect. Scandals.

It was “Team Obama” in the controlled opposition that made his election possible. The Republican leadership ignored good party members concerns. Fox news, Rush Limbaugh and a large cast of establishment approved media  filtered, censored, and downright fabricated the impression that these concerns had been addressed.

“Team Obamas” most important members are the ones the public perceives as opposing him. Look close at people and organizations who proclaim their support for your values but advance an unamerican agenda.

Rush Limbaugh was for the bailout of the Mexican Peso. He was for NAFTA and GATT, Free Trade outsourcing of jobs and the betrayal of  the American economy.

He supported the neo-con agenda with all its wars, war on terror, and giving a pass to bankers and criminals in corporations. No callers to his show can discuss JFKs murder, Waco, the Oklahoma City bombing , 911, Boston bombing evidence, witnesses or ideas that are outside of the establishment medias approved boundaries. Millions of good Americans end up supporting un-American ideas because of Rush.

Fox news is definitely an important member of  ”Team Obama”.

Why were Judge  Napolitano  and Glenn Beck let go from Fox? Replaced by who? Geraldo? Juan Williams? Bill O’Reilly?

 

Tyranny uses techniques of deception

State Of The Union 2014: Bush Speechwriter: Obama Plagiarized Bush

The ‘Bread And Circuses’ Tactic Is Still Advancing Political Power After 2,000 Years Of Use Against The People

“… Already long ago, from when we sold our vote to no man, the People have abdicated our duties; for the People who once upon a time handed out military command, high civil office, legions — everything, now restrains itself and anxiously hopes for just two things: bread and circuses…”  – Juvenal, Ancient Rome

“What could I do at Rome? I don’t know how to cheat…”  – Juvenal

Via: Wikipedia

Bread and circuses” (or bread and games) (from Latinpanem et circenses) is a metaphor for a superficial means of appeasement. In the case of politics, the phrase is used to describe the creation of public approval, not through exemplary or excellent public service or public policy, but through diversion; distraction; or the mere satisfaction of the immediate, shallow requirements of a populace, as an offered “palliative.” Juvenal decried it as a simplistic motivation of common people. The phrase also implies the erosion or ignorance of civic duty amongst the concerns of the common man.

In modern usage, the phrase is taken to describe a populace that no longer values civic virtues and the public life. To many, it connotes a supposed triviality and frivolity that characterized the Roman Republic prior to its decline into the autocratic monarchy characteristic of the later Roman Empire‘s transformation about 44 B.C.

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The Hunger Games and Ancient Rome

When The ‘Bread and Circuses’ Are Gone In America

 

 

 

$142.4 Million Dollars For A Painting By Francis Bacon: Art Bubble Or Bold Investment?

Via: Wikipedia

The greater fool theory describes a situation where the price of an object is not being driven by intrinsic values, but by expectations that irrational bidders for limited assets or commodities, will set the price. A price can be justified by a rational buyer under the belief that another party is willing to pay an even higher price. Or one may rationally have the expectation that the item can be resold to a “greater fool” later.

In real estate the greater fool theory can drive investment under the expectation that prices will rise, or force need-based-buyers to out bid irrational or ill-informed buyers. A need-basis can be for basic housing or for organizations fulfilling exigent commercial interests. This phenomenon may also occur among banks offering real estate financing.

In the stock market greater fool theory (also called survivor investing) is the belief held by one who makes a questionable investment, with the assumption that they will be able to sell it later to “a greater fool”; in other words, buying something not because you believe that it is worth the price, but rather because you believe that you will be able to sell it to someone else at an even higher price.

Art is another commodity in which speculation and privileged access drive prices, not intrinsic value. In November 2013, hedge fund manager Steven A. Cohen of SAC Capital is selling artworks at auction which he only recently acquired through private transactions. Works include paintings by Gerhard Richter and Rudolf Stingel and a sculpture by Cy Twombly. They are expected to sell for up to $80 million. In reporting the sale, the New York Times notes that, “Ever the trader, Mr. Cohen is also taking advantage of today’s active art market where new collectors will often pay far more for artworks than they are worth.”

It is similar in concept to the Keynesian beauty contest principle of stock investing.

 

New York Times: Art Is Hard To See Through The Clutter Of Dollar Signs

Herd Behavior

 

The Chemistry of Fear – Bytesize Science

Via: youtube

With Halloween just a few days away, millions are flocking to horror films and haunted houses for their annual dose of terror. Our latest video uncovers the chemistry behind the spine-tingling sense of fear.

“Fear is the expectation or the anticipation of possible harm… We know that the body is highly sensitive to the possibility of threat, so there are multiple pathways that bring that fear information into the brain,” explains Abigail Marsh, Ph.D., associate professor of psychology at Georgetown University. Marsh’s research focuses on the neuroscience of fear and empathy in psychopaths, among other topics. In the video, she highlights the key brain chemicals and hormones involved in fear and the accompanying fight or flight response.

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