Evaluative Priming [1. Joop van der Pligt & Michael Vliek, The Psychology of Influence: Theory, research and practice (Routledge 2016).] Implicit measures of attitudes have been developed since the 1980s, and applied in research on such themes as stereotypes and prejudice (for example, Wittenbrink, Judd & Park, 1997) and health behaviour (Wiers, van Woerden, Smulders & de Jong, 2002; see also Petty, Fazio & Brifiol, 2009; De Houwer & De Bruycker, 2007). Their underlying … [Read more...] about Article (Journal): Evaluative Priming (2016)
An attitude describes an evaluative response — positive or negative — to a person, a situation, a product, an idea or an organisation. [...] Attitudes have cognitive, affective and behavioural components. As an example, take the attitude induced by a television programme. The cognitive component reflects what a viewer thinks of the show (`good production values', for example, or 'good acting'). The affective aspect concerns the feelings it arouses (`it entertained me', 'I laughed a lot'). And … [Read more...] about Definition: Attitude
If we want to know how people are influenced, we first need to ask what exactly we want that influence to achieve. In other words, what is its objective? Usually, the answer is: to change behaviour. But that is often easier said than done. In most cases, after all, we cannot be forced to act in a particular way. That is why influence attempts often focus on modifying our attitudes in the hope that that will eventually alter our behaviour. Advertisers, for instance, try to influence our attitudes … [Read more...] about Book: Attitude Object
We are a group of Scientologists, Clears and OTs, who are simply working to achieve the aims of Scientology as per LRH. Independent Scientologists are Scientologists who recognize that the current Church of Scientology management is out-ethics, out-tech and off policy and is thus losing the technology of Dianetics and Scientology. Indie Scientologists have declared Independence from the Church of Scientology and wish to freely practice our faith without harassment. We are not here to … [Read more...] about Indie (Independent) Scientologist
OPERATING THETAN, 1. a thetan exterior who can have but doesn't have to have a body in order to control or operate thought, life, matter, energy, space and time. ( SH Spec 82, 6611C29) 2. willing and knowing cause over life, thought, matter, energy, space and time. And that would of course be mind and that would of course be universe. ( SH Spec 80, 6609C08) 3. an individual who could operate totally independently of his body whether he had one or didn't have one. He's now himself, he's not … [Read more...] about Operating Thetan
Q What is the Sea Organization?[1. Authentic Information & Answers to Questions About Scientology: What is the Sea Organization? (n.d.). authenticscientology.org. Retrieved 18 May 2010 from http://www.authenticscientology.org/page16.htm] A The Sea Organization or Sea Org is a religious order in the Scientology religion and is composed of the most dedicated Scientologists in the world—individuals who have committed their lives to the service of their religion. The Sea Organization is a … [Read more...] about Scientology’s FAQ: What is the Sea Organization?