GenPsychEssay05 - messaging is just making our brain think...

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Ryan Bloms Chapter 5 Essay General Psychology September 30, 2007 Subliminal Messaging: A subliminal message is a signal or message designed to pass below (sub) the normal limits of perception. For example it might be inaudible to the conscious mind (but audible to the unconscious or deeper mind) or might be an image transmitted briefly and unperceived consciously and yet perceived unconsciously. I have always been intrigued by subliminal messaging and never really understood how they worked. But to me the real question was do they actually work, because I never bought into the hype. Jagdish Sleth, President of the American Psychological Association's Division on Consumer Psychology says, "The controversy has always been over changing people's attitudes. That you can't do! What you can do is trigger a prior attitude or disposition." So subliminal
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Unformatted text preview: messaging is just making our brain think in different ways than we usually would, and sometimes people believe that it actually changes the way a person acts. Through my reading in the book and searching on the internet I think the best conclusion to whether or not subliminal messages work or not is this: When you understand that the mind is like an iceberg, with 10% being the Conscious Mind and 90% being the Subconscious Mind. Subliminal messages exist and do work whether we want to believe it or not. I still have my doubts, but I guess that makes sense. I mean how would I know if it is affecting me or not, it’s all happening subconsciously right....
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