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Psychology of Entertainment Media: Blurring the Lines by L. J. Shrum

By L. J. Shrum

Social technology and advertising students learn the convergence among leisure media's narrative and rhetoric messages and their effect on attitudes and behaviour. In introducing 18 papers in accordance with the 2002 Annual ads and purchaser Psychology convention. Shrum (marketing, U. of Texas-San Antonio) notes that media results rely on such variables as person ameliorations in utilization. members current empirical reviews and concept in relation to such components as subliminal messages, product placement, loss of publicity to range, and fictional vs. actual communique processing.

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Pavlovian Subliminality We now briefly consider the associative induction of meanings, a technique ubiquitous in the advertising world—and the animal lab—but which so far has not been conceptualized as a subliminal technique in psychology. Ivan Petrovitch Pavlov (1927) is of course credited with the systematic laboratory study of this type of 2. BEYOND GIZMO SUBLIMINALITY 23 conditioning. Pavlovian (classical) conditioning involves, as is universally known in psychology, the association of a conditioned stimulus (CS) with an unconditioned stimulus (US), which is defined as any stimulus that at the beginning of the experimental session reliably produces a particular response, designated the unconditioned response (UR).

Although Fisher’s work preceded the wide-scale application of signal detection theory to subliminal perception, it is a safe bet that his gizmo-induced subliminality (the subject failing to report “bird”) did not reflect zero sensitivity (d = 0) to the unreported stimulus item but only a low level of sensitivity (see Erdelyi, 1970, 1996). PSYCHOLOGICAL SUBLIMINALITY Note that the terms of the argument have shifted from gizmos to perception. We now are concerned with the subject’s performance—50% detection, d = 1—rather than with the particulars of the physical device for calibrating the limen.

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