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Supraliminal and Subliminal Vectors

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posted on Jul, 14 2013 @ 06:44 PM
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I came up with a belief during a brief thought experiment regarding psychology:

Non-linear relationships must exist between supraliminal and subliminal stimuli, such relationships must also exist between the stimulus and response cycle as well.

To date, all I've found on this particular subject is "Critical Importance of Stimulus Unawareness for the Production of Subliminal Psychodynamic Activation Effects: An Attributional Model"

which I'm unable to read (any working links for a full text that is free would be appreciated.)

I'm casually interested in such things but have yet to take psychology. It seems that this line of inquiry leads into research on psychodynamic activation.... tbqh the first thing I think of when I think of this is Dr. Malmuth and his (sorry doctor, no offense,) extremely poorly construed and monetarily motivated papers on the effects of pornography on male aggression.

Besides the Malamuth research (again sorry,) is there any critical reading which I should read? The majority of the research seems to focus on the human sexual response cycle, probably because neuroendocrine/sexual brain organization is fairly well known and is able to be altered epigenetically quite easily.

Then again, maybe I should go back to the Pavlovian response? It seems related but distinct from what I'm talking about, i.e. linear vs. non-linear relationships between stimulus and response.

Perhaps there is a particularly good area of study in the sister field of sociology as this deals with a large group rather than individuals?

I've asked my profs. about this, but they just give me a confused look and excuse themselves to go eat lunch. And please, use small words.
edit on 14-7-2013 by teachtaire because: Misspelled Malamuth, this is probably the wrong place to be asking about actual psychology anyways....




posted on Jul, 16 2013 @ 06:07 PM
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Erm, did I post this in the wrong forum? Any input?



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