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  • The science of monsters

    07/10/2013 5:05:32 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 11 replies
    ABC - Australian Broadcasting Corporation ^ | July 8, 2013 | Matt Kaplan
    Why do we love scary stories? Matt Kaplan looks at the science behind monsters old and new, and our perverse love of a good fright. In the darkness it came. There was no way out. Cornered and helpless, all who found themselves in this dreaded place knew their fate ...
  • Nudging Conservatives to Harness Behavioral Science

    05/07/2013 3:09:53 PM PDT · by JerseyanExile · 7 replies
    The American ^ | May 3, 2013 | Rich Thau and Celeste Gregory
    While liberals are deploying behavioral science with stunning results, conservatives have failed to follow up on their success three decades ago with the psychology of ‘broken windows.’ Here are several policy initiatives with which to begin.In 1982, social scientist James Q. Wilson and George L. Kelling published their “Broken Windows” article in The Atlantic, an idea that launched a savvy assault on crime. One unrepaired broken window, they posited, signals a community’s indifference and leads to many broken windows. “Vandalism can occur anywhere once communal barriers — the sense of mutual regard and the obligations of civility — are lowered...
  • Tavistock Institute: The Best Kept Secret in America

    08/23/2010 3:11:08 PM PDT · by Mortrey · 5 replies · 1+ views
    NWO Observer ^ | October 22, 2009...16:57 | John Coleman
    Once the citizen becomes aware of the true role of the foundations, he can understand the high interest rates, high taxes, the destruction of the family, the degradation of the churches into forums for revolution, the subversion of the universities into CIA cesspools of drug addiction, and the halls of government into sewers of international espionage and intrigue. The American citizen can now understand why every agent of the federal government is against him; the alphabet agencies, the FBI, IRS, CIA and BATF must make war on the citizen in order to carry out the programs of the foundations.