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Re: EXAMS' TIME: STUDY AS LESS AS YOU CAN
« Reply #50 on: August 08, 2008, 03:05:04 AM »

Skinner had the "wonderful" idea to bring up his daughter in a Skinner Box. How anyone could admire this man is beyond me. His book, "Walden Two," is a utopian presentation of how he imagined the application of his theories would work out in real life. Of course, they never have worked out in real life despite his assertions and beliefs. In "Beyond Freedom and Dignity," Skinner put forth the notion that Man had no indwelling personality, nor will, intention, self-determinism or personal responsibility, and that modern concepts of freedom and dignity have to fall away so Man could be intelligently controlled to behave as he should. Despite the fact of the degree of implied human degradation involved, the question always remained just who would decide what Man should be, how he should act, and who would control the controllers? In a traditional behavioral approach, Skinner followed in the footsteps of Pavlov and Watson. This view postulates that the subject matter of human psychology is only the behavior of the human being. Behaviorism claims that consciousness is neither a definite nor a usable concept. The behaviorist holds, further, that belief in the existence of consciousness goes back to the ancient days of superstition and magic and is useless.


You can just imagine how effective a psychology like Skinner's could possibly be...

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Re: EXAMS' TIME: STUDY AS LESS AS YOU CAN
« Reply #51 on: August 08, 2008, 05:26:18 PM »
You mean applied psychology...
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Re: EXAMS' TIME: STUDY AS LESS AS YOU CAN
« Reply #52 on: September 02, 2008, 07:13:00 PM »
Some people just want what they can not have. Once they get it, they don't want it any more. For instance, if you tell 'em you love them, they will suddenly leave and you will never ever see them again. So, obviously, what you need to do is to keep the game going. Keep them guessing forever. Go late to appointments with them. Do not compliment them, just tell 'em they don't look that bad today, for instance. Be a tough mommy with them, correct their mistakes right away; do not say them directly you love them. Ever. Pretend you forgot their name off-hand if you absolutely need to tell them you like them. And if they insist you say you love them, sigh, shake your head. And don't forget the smell thing -- put it bluntly this time -- they don't smell like that.
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Re: EXAMS' TIME: STUDY AS LESS AS YOU CAN
« Reply #53 on: September 03, 2008, 06:54:52 PM »

Some people just want what they can not have. Once they get it, they don't want it any more. For instance, if you tell 'em you love them, they will suddenly leave and you will never ever see them again. So, obviously, what you need to do is to keep the game going. Keep them guessing forever. Go late to appointments with them. Do not compliment them, just tell 'em they don't look that bad today, for instance. Be a tough mommy with them, correct their mistakes right away; do not say them directly you love them. Ever. Pretend you forgot their name off-hand if you absolutely need to tell them you like them. And if they insist you say you love them, sigh, shake your head. And don't forget the smell thing -- put it bluntly this time -- they don't smell like that.


HAHAHA- you're so funny OpaOpa! You summed it up real good the entire topic of this thread!

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Re: EXAMS' TIME: STUDY AS LESS AS YOU CAN
« Reply #54 on: October 23, 2008, 05:31:28 PM »

Wow, oblada, quite interesting! Sometimes I guess you've to take people at their word!


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Re: EXAMS' TIME: STUDY AS LESS AS YOU CAN
« Reply #55 on: December 08, 2008, 08:19:10 PM »

I saw an interesting post on false memories on another thread .. lemme see if I find it - I may edit my post to include the link here :)

http://www.lawschooldiscussion.org/students/index.php/topic,3243.msg76250.html#msg76250


Funny as always, accosta! :)


Sorry I do not get it -- what do you mean? What relevance does the link have to the postings?


revani, they've messed up the links.. before April of this year everything was fine, but later on things got really weird in here..

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« Reply #56 on: April 12, 2012, 08:18:14 PM »
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[...] Like the kills of most successful snipers and fighter pilots, the vast majority of the killing done by these men were what some would call simple ambushes, and back shootings. No provocation, anger, or emotion empowered these killings.

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But of course - these are the kinds of nihilistic killers - there is a movie "Mr. Brooks" which depicts a guy who killed people for the hell of it..



Examining his modus operandi, from the fastidious preparation and cleaning up of the crime scene before departing, it looks like Brooks was obsessed with not getting caught (he responds to Smith's inquiry as to whether the person they would agree on killing could be someone who he knew, by saying, that you never kill someone you know, that's the surest way to get caught) - and yet, as Smith lies dying, Brooks reveals that he used many different MOs before becoming the meticulous Thumbprint Killer.

http://www.lawschooldiscussion.org/index.php?topic=3003846.msg5399998#msg5399998



Funny - les protagonistes - when Smith (the guy who wanted to see Brooks murder someone) told him before they were to enter the apt to commit the murders, he wanted to crap so badly - even more funny when he actually pissed on the scene - LOL!

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Re: Oppressed' "Displaced" Behavior
« Reply #57 on: April 14, 2012, 03:47:43 PM »
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Those who authentically commit themselves to the people must re-examine themselves constantly. This conversion is so radical as not to allow of ambiguous behavior. To affirm this commitment but to consider oneself the proprietor of revolutionary wisdom -- which must then be given to (or imposed on) the people -- is to retain the old ways. The man or woman who proclaims devotion to the cause of liberation yet is unable to enter into communion with the people, whom he or she continues to regard as totally ignorant, is grievously self-deceived. The convert who approaches the people but feels alarm at each step they take, each doubt they express, and each suggestion they offer, and attempts to impose his "status," remains nostalgic towards his origins.

Only through comradeship with the oppressed can the converts understand their characteristic ways of living and behaving, which in diverse moments reflect the structure of domination. One of these characteristics is the above-mentioned existential duality of the oppressed, who are at the same time themselves and the oppressor whose image they have internalized. Accordingly, until they concretely "discover" their oppressor and in turn their own consciousness, they nearly always express fatalistic attitudes towards their situation. Fatalism is the guise of docility is the fruit of an historical and sociological situation, not an essential characteristic of a people's behavior. It almost always is related to the power of destiny or fate or fortune -- inevitable forces -- or to a distorted view of God. Under the sway of magic and myth, the oppressed see their suffering, the fruit of exploitation, as the will of God -- as if God were the creator of this "organized disorder."

Submerged in reality, the oppressed cannot perceive clearly the "order" which serves the interests of the oppressors whose image they have internalized. Chaffing under the restrictions of this order, they often manifest a type of horizontal violence, striking out at their own comrades for the pettiest reasons. This is the period when the niggers beat each other up. It is possible that in this behavior they are once more manifesting their duality. Because the oppressor exists within their oppressed comrades, when they attack those comrades they are indirectly attacking the oppressor as well.

On the other hand, at a certain point in their existential experience the oppressed feel an irresistible attraction towards the oppressors and their way of life. Sharing this way of life becomes an overpowering aspiration. In their alienation, the oppressed want at any cost to resemble the oppressors, to imitate them, to follow them. This phenomenon is especially prevalent in the middle-class oppressed, who yearn to be equal to the "eminent" men and women of the upper class.

Self-depreciation is another characteristic of the oppressed, which derives from their internalization of the opinion the oppressors hold of them. So often do they hear that they are good for nothing, know nothing and are incapable of learning anything -- that they are sick, lazy, and unproductive -- that in the end they become convinced of their own unfitness. They call themselves ignorant and say the "professor" is the one who has knowledge and to whom they should listen. The criteria of knowledge imposed upon them are the conventional ones. As long as the oppressed' ambiguity persists, the oppressed are reluctant to resist, and totally lack confidence in themselves. They have a diffuse, magical belief in the invulnerability and power of the oppressor. Not rarely the act of oppossing the boss provokes guilt feelings. The boss, in truth, is still "inside" you. The oppressed must see examples of the vulnerability of the oppressor so that a contrary conviction can begin to grow within them. Until this occurs, they will continue disheartened, fearful, and beaten. As long as the oppressed remain unaware of the causes of their condition, they fatalistically "accept" their exploitation.



Could you expand a bit on the "horizontal violence" kind of thing?

http://www.lawschooldiscussion.org/index.php?topic=3008253.msg5400208#msg5400208



Very simple, indeed - gauss - the post says it itself: it's time when niggers beat each-other up. It's not that deep down themselves they want to attack their comrades, but they do, because of their, shall we call, split, mentality - with this, maybe demonstrating on a symbolical level, that they want to attack, in actuality, the oppressor.