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Mind manipulation

27 May 2017

Almost a year ago, my friend and I were able to manipulate the ideas of one of our friends. The purpose was to trigger his mind to select a number we wanted (number 55). All our efforts came to fruition.
How We Did It:
As soon as the teacher informed us about the idea, we put our plan into action. We tried to program his subconscious by letting him see the number 55 all over the week in all the school setting (up the stairs, in the classroom, on social media, etc...). We even let him hear the same number in every occasion.
What Happened To Him:
It was there in his subconscious. He really didn’t see or hear the number 55, but the way we tried to manipulate his thinking caused his brain to visualize the number we wanted through the different techniques we used.
Connection To Our Project:
We followed the same procedure and techniques but this time on a larger group of school students. Our mission this time was to convince 600 school students at HHHS that sports activities are harmful. We conducted an experiment in which we administered a questionnaire before and after our intervention. The questionnaire required students to answer questions about the most academic discipline they find effective.
The intervention was a brochure that included fake statistics about sports and which shows the harm sports activities cause to our health and academic performance.
Results:
Our results confirmed previous finds about the effect of media and technology tools on manipulating the thinking and decision making of people, especially teens.
The pre-test showed the following results:
a. 72% chose sports
b. 28% chose sciences and languages
While the post-test showed the following results:
a. 33.5% chose sports
b. 66.5% chose sciences and languages

Conclusion:
We concluded that teens’ thinking can easily be manipulated with different factors such as social media, technology tools etc… We deduced that we as teens need to consider our choices and decisions before forming an opinion or taking a perspective.

By Hafez Saleh (Bacc S)