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Month: January 2014


‘Psychological manipulation is a type of social influence that aims to change the perception or behavior of others through underhanded, deceptive, or even abusive tactics. By advancing the interests of the manipulator, often at another’s expense, such methods could be considered exploitative, abusive, devious, and deceptive. Depending on the context…

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Smart Water, Smart TV’s, Smart Cars and now Smart ‘Dust.’ Fitted with tiny CPUs that run programs on a skeleton operating system and able to access equally minuscule banks of RAM and flash memory. The plan is for such sensor-packed…

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‘Machiavellianism’ is a term that social and personality psychologists have used to describe a person’s, “tendency to be unemotional, and therefore able to detach him or herself from conventional morality in order to deceive and manipulate others.” Machiavellianism is, according to the Oxford English Dictionary, “the…