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a few weeks ago i was reading some pages on empathy, and since a few days ago i've been noticing a lot of things i never paid attention to before. like how restaurants, cellphone shops, and many, many ads have photos of people smiling for no apparent reason. why is that? they're not showing off the products that way. those photos are there to subconsciously make the viewer feel the same emotion that it looks like the person in the photo is feeling. so when you look at the ad, or the large posters in the restaraunt, it "makes" you "feel" happy - even if you weren't happy before.

kinda scary, when you think about it.

it reminds me, when i was a lot younger and saw ads where people were smiling, it made me smile too. until one day i decided that was stupid, and refused to let myself smile when they did. eventually i became immune, and now i hate ads with stupid grinning models Razz (well, i hate all ads anyway, but i hate those ones more)

anyone found more examples of this kind of thing in action?

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emotion control - SoulRiser - 08-30-2006 09:49 PM
RE: emotion control - SH☮TGUNHEⒶRT - 11-15-2011, 08:43 AM
RE: emotion control - .Manicrose. - 11-15-2011, 10:43 AM
RE: emotion control - Story and Myth - 11-15-2011, 02:55 PM
RE: emotion control - jnkbortka - 11-20-2011, 08:37 AM
RE: emotion control - IamNoone - 12-22-2011, 09:51 AM
RE: emotion control - .Manicrose. - 12-22-2011, 10:24 AM
RE: emotion control - aCol - 12-23-2011, 12:33 AM
[] - Abandoning Ship - 08-30-2006, 09:54 PM
[] - Freak - 08-30-2006, 10:12 PM
[] - SoulRiser - 08-31-2006, 12:16 AM
[] - Freak - 08-31-2006, 12:56 AM
[] - Rebelnerd - 08-31-2006, 01:35 AM
RE: - Stadium - 11-15-2011, 08:23 AM
[] - Cilaos - 08-31-2006, 02:33 AM
[] - Rebelnerd - 08-31-2006, 02:55 AM
[] - Mom - 08-31-2006, 04:06 AM
[] - modest mouse - 08-31-2006, 10:33 AM
[] - Freak - 08-31-2006, 02:09 PM
[] - SoulRiser - 08-31-2006, 07:48 PM
[] - SoulRiser - 08-31-2006, 08:01 PM
[] - Abandoning Ship - 08-31-2006, 10:08 PM
[] - Rebelnerd - 09-01-2006, 12:34 AM
[] - Freak - 09-02-2006, 12:51 AM
[] - Cilaos - 09-02-2006, 01:00 AM
[] - Abandoning Ship - 09-02-2006, 01:39 AM
[] - Rebelnerd - 09-02-2006, 02:18 AM
Re: emotion control - SurvivalWarrior - 02-09-2009, 10:10 AM
Re: - Liquid - 02-11-2009, 08:53 AM
Re: emotion control - classclown - 02-11-2009, 09:12 AM
Re: emotion control - Rebelnerd - 02-11-2009, 09:16 AM
Re: emotion control - classclown - 02-11-2009, 09:30 AM
Re: emotion control - Hanny - 02-11-2009, 09:43 AM
Re: emotion control - classclown - 02-11-2009, 09:46 AM

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