The Power of Suggestion: What We Expect Influences Our Behavior, for Better or Worse
Research Study by Maryanne Garry
June 6, 2012
...In a new article, psychological scientists Maryanne Garry and Robert Michael of Victoria University of Wellington, along with Irving Kirsch of Harvard Medical School and Plymouth University, delve into the phenomenon of suggestion, exploring the intriguing relationship between suggestion, cognition, and behavior. The article is published in the June issue of Current Directions in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science.
Over their research careers, Garry and Kirsch have both studied the effects of suggestion on cognition and behavior. Kirsch focused mostly on suggestion in clinical psychology, while Garry, whose work is supported by the Marsden Fund of New Zealand, was interested in the effects of suggestion on human memory. When the two got to talking, “we realized that the effects of suggestion are wider and often more surprising than many people might otherwise think,” says Garry.
Across many studies, research has shown that deliberate suggestion can influence how people perform on learning and memory tasks, which products they prefer, and how they respond to supplements and medicines, which accounts for the well-known placebo effect.
But what can explain the powerful and pervasive effect that suggestion has in our lives? The answer lies in our response expectancies,’ or the ways in which we anticipate our responses in various situations. These expectancies set us up for automatic responses that actively influence how we get to the outcome we expect. Once we anticipate a specific outcome will occur, our subsequent thoughts and behaviors will actually help to bring that outcome to fruition.
So, if a normally shy person expects that a glass of wine or two will help him loosen up at a cocktail party, he will probably feel less inhibited, approach more people, and get involved in more conversations over the course of the party. Even though he may give credit to the wine, it is clear that his expectations of how the wine would make him feel played a major role.
But it’s not just deliberate suggestion that influences our thoughts and behaviors suggestions that are not deliberate can have the very same effects.
SOURCE: The Power of Suggestion: What We Expect Influences Our Behavior, for Better or Worse - Association for Psychological Science
This information was not obtained from an obscure blog in cyberspace, but from a highly credibly scientific research institution. There are hundreds of legitimate institutions and psychology websites which will support this research concerning the incredible power of suggestion on the human mind. Our youth are under satanic attack! ...
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According to the truthful research you've just read, if our youth expect to be encouraged by a song to drink alcoholic beverages and abuse it by binge drinking and getting drunk, then they are FAR MORE LIKELY TO DO IT!!! If young girls are encouraged to dress seductively and behave like prostitutes, then they are FAR MORE LIKELY TO DO SO!!! Young men these days have lost respect for females, viewing them as a commodity to use at leisure. What has caused this deterioration in American society? Look no further than the dirty Playboy philosophy, the $29,000,000,000 ($500 x 58,000,000) abortion industry, the insane man-hating feminist movement, immoral Hollywood, lewd Walt Disney, et cetera.
Disney encourages youth to indulge in premarital sex and “score” as a form of sport. Literally, young women have been cheapened to the level of being heifers (female cows) waiting to be mated with by a stud bull. Forget courtship. Forget a marriage commit. Just fornicate, get pregnant and then have an abortion. Then do it again and again. Young women are so entranced by the Godless music industry that one pimp can easily be a father to dozens of children via 4 or 5 women (and it gets much worse). In an episode of The Suite Life Of Zack And Cody, Zack dresses up as a girl, promoting crossdressing. In the same episode, a young boy tells a girl to take her dress off. This is the sick twisted minds at work in Walt Disney. Anyone honest person with a brain and a sense of morality can see the abundance of sex-appeal in Walt Disney's numerous shows targeting teenagers.
And to think, independent Baptist churches use Walt Disney themes for the music programs to teach their kids... say it Baptist children... “HOORAY FOR WALT DISNEY!!!” Never-mind that Walt Disney himself was a bigtime pedophile who was so lustful toward children that he had to pack his genitals on ice (no kidding, search the internet). Better yet, read the shocking details about the entire Satanic Walt Disney family. ...
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Walt Disney's pathetic programs are aimed at teens, teaching teens that premarital sex is proper and expected of them to be a normal teenager. The Bible calls premarital sex “fornication” (Colossians 3:5-6; 1st Corinthians 5:1-5; 6:9-10). Walt Disney openly promotes premarital sex. Disney's programs (including animated) are saturated with lasciviousness and lewdness.
My heart's desire is not to condemn those of you who have messed-up your lives (God forbid); but rather, to help steer as many young people as I can away from the Satanic entertainment industry that wants to recruit you to hate Christianity, reject Jesus Christ, embrace homosexuals and their vile lifestyle of Sodomy, indulge in sexual immorality and become a revolutionary against authority. The only hope for America is repentance toward God and believing the Gospel, not getting people worked up to riot and revolt against the government. Rebels overthrowing rebels is not going to restore God-given liberty and freedoms which exist only by faith in God. America is very Communist today, but most people are so woefully ignorant that they don't see what's happening.
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Proverbs 7:10-13, “And, behold, there met him a woman with the attire of an harlot, and subtil of heart. (She is loud and stubborn; her feet abide not in her house: Now is she without, now in the streets, and lieth in wait at every corner.) So she caught him, and kissed him, and with an impudent face said unto him.”
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