Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Why are Americans so easy to manipulate?

SATURDAY, OCT 13, 2012 09:00 AM CDT

We may be loathe to admit it, but behaviorism and consumerism are cut from the same cloth.

Why are Americans so easy to manipulate?(Credit: Sebastian Kaulitzki via Shutterstock)
This article originally appeared on AlterNet.
What a fascinating thing! Total control of a living organism!  — psychologist B.F. Skinner
The corporatization of society requires a population that accepts control by authorities, and so when psychologists and psychiatrists began providing techniques that could control people, the corporatocracy embraced mental health professionals.
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