Suggestibility, intelligence, voting behaviors, and the Cambridge Analytica’s targeted “psychographic” advertising
Suggestibility is correlated with intelligence negatively, meaning that less intelligent people are more suggestible. There always be the sufficient number of the suggestible subjects whose voting preferences can be influenced by the specially designed, still very much mysterious and unclear in all its aspects and effects, “psychographic”, individually tailored, targeted advertising, the type that is skillfully used and practiced by the Cambridge Analytica. “Psychotronic weapon” quality which probably implies more forceful and aggressive yet more subtle suggestions, is the concern that has to be thoroughly investigated. It might be used in all or many hostile online manipulations, including the inciting to mass shootings or staging the accidents.
These considerations cannot be easily dismissed (or can be at this society’s peril) and should be adopted as the part of the valid investigative hypothesis.
Links: Suggestibility and Intelligence – 10.29.17
- suggestibility – Google Search
- interrogative suggestibility memory and intellectual disability – Google Search
- suggestibility and intelligence – Google Search
- suggestibility and intelligence correlation – Google Search
- The relationship between intelligence, memory and interrogative suggestibility in young offenders: Psychology, Crime & Law: Vol 1, No 4
- IQ population distribution – Google Search
- Google Image Result for https://qph.ec.quoracdn.net/main-qimg-a5fb218eb8d8419ba58d9f0b1daa2bfd