[LINK] Aussie TV network guilty of subliminal ads

David Lochrin dlochrin at d2.net.au
Wed Oct 15 11:24:52 EST 2008


On Wednesday 15 October 2008 09:02, Stilgherrian wrote:
> On 15/10/2008, at 9:55 AM, Roger Clarke wrote:
>> But the practice is objectionable on the grounds of
>> surreptitiousness, whether or not it actually does any psychological
>> harm.
>
> Why is "surreptitiousness", in and of itself, a problem?

   Because it's intended to make the subject(s) perform actions they may not otherwise do with a minimum of conscious prior evaluation and contingent responsibility.

   Would you like some more direct examples?

David


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