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The “Just Enough” Policy: Behavioral Control of Collective Protest through Minimum Reward, Part 1 of a 3-part series

By Anthony Marsella, Ph.D. What does it take? What does it take to awaken the American (USA) people to the egregious political, economic, and moral abuses and violations of their Constitutional rights and privileges? What does it take for the … Continue reading

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Who knows why we fight? George knows.

  In the early days of this blog, we published a series of posts about George Lakoff’s views on wars between values and nations; we revisit some of those posts today. Lakoff is an activist cognitive psychologist/linguist who devotes great … Continue reading

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Countering the ubiquitous arguments

STOP AND READ THIS IMPORTANT MESSAGE: DO NOT THINK OF AN ELEPHANT. NOT NOW, NOT LATER. By Sarah Bleicher and Kathie Malley-Morrison In Don’t Think of An Elephant!,* George Lakoff, a cognitive linguist and professor at U.C. Berkeley, provides an … Continue reading

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Advantageous comparison (Moral disengagement, part 4)

Advantageous comparison is another form of moral disengagement described by psychologist Albert Bandura. This mechanism is a way of trying to make one behavior look good by comparing it with a more frightful alternative. For example, during the Vietnam War, … Continue reading

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