Hypnotize people to do my bidding

How can I hypnotize people to do things I want them to? Jake The problem is that hypnotized people will not do something that they would not normally do. The only way to manipulate someone in that way is drugs and then you run the risk of it becoming a legal mater. The realization you will come to is that people under hypnosis will not do something they would not normally do....

nine minutes

Why does the snooze buttons go off 9 minutes later instead of some other number of minutes? James Kushton -Liberty, New York Studies have shown that it takes 10 minutes or more for someone to go back into "deep" sleep. So having it set for 9 minutes helps someone who needs it to slowly wake up. Also, back in the day when clocks were non-digital, it just so happened that the gears were set up so it could not be added as an even number: something do do with base of 12 and 60 with smart people math.  And since that is what customers expected, when digital clocks came out that is what clock makers stuck to.

Breaking up

How do I break up with a girl, without making her cry? Carl Margino - NYC Why would you want to? If she cries then she must have actually liked you. The solution might be to only date hookers where they leave after picking up the money off the dresser. Without emotional connections you should be good to go. Realistically, if she didn't shed a tear....

Abandoned Speech

If a baby is born and no one has ever talk to the baby even the parents but the baby received proper feeding and adequate medication when the need arise,WHAT LANGUAGE WILL THE BABY SPEAK WHEN HE/SHE GROW UP?? Nathan Hey Nathan, My prediction: the baby would develop it's own way of communicating with pointing and grunting that would be consistent enough for someone else who studies linguistics and communication to be able to learn. Mankind's inherit desire to communicate is way too strong to be stifled.

Why the Giant Sword?

Why do real swords appear so boring yet video game swords are awesome looking? Billy Ocho -Miami, Florida I think that the weapons in video games or comics would be absolutely impossible to use in real life. There is no humanly possible to even think you would wield a 50 foot piece of metal or pick up a 50,000 caliber tank on your shoulder and launch it….. But it is super fun to fantasize about it.

What is tarded?

What is the test used for mentally retarded population, I want to make sure I am not 'tarded??? Harry in KC It's so funny how broad the classification of "mental retardation" or properly "intellectually disabled" is, the way it is worded it could be anyone that does not want to make social change. lol. Me being an super-extrovert with no social buttble causes paranoia in my authority figures who feel I might fit this classification because of my lack of willingness to conform to the cookie cutter lifestyle they have in mind for me. On a happier note, some research I am working on for my blog included a study at Boston University for testing of such matters, interesting read: http://www.jabfm.org/content/20/4/399.long

Creepy Guy

What makes a guy Creepy? Janice -Grand Junction, Colorado Creepy is a term used to describe a guy that likes you but you don’t like him. If the smoking hot guy were to do the same things as the “Creepy” guy did, he would be considered cute or sweet.  Maybe you are the creepy one?

STD’s in animals

Animals don't have safe sex, why don't they get STD's? Kenley Darling - Nevada Oh boy, our furry forest friends get STD's faster than amateur porn stars. In fact a lot of koala bears have chlamydia. Primates can get a disease similar to HIV in humans called SIV. It's probable that syphilis came from sheep or cattle. dolphins get genital warts, and rabbits can get syphilis. Dogs and cats both have their own strains of herpes virus. And the Tasmanian Devil has a weird STI that cause a very aggressive and strange form of face cancer, tumor thing. It prevents them from hunting and feeding. But wait! There's more! The fun is not just limited to our furred friends! Birds can get chlamydia and also give it to humans and cats through bites and scratches after they are infected. Reptiles also can get STIs like chlamydia and gonorrhea. Also insects have their own weird STIs. I just wanna jump in here about the Tasmanian Devil facial tumour disease. The disease is not thought to be spread sexually, instead through biting, as generally the devils will bite each other when fighting over food. It can also be transferred through eating the same carcass as an infected devil. Interestingly, it is one of the few forms of infectious cancer.

My Boyfriend

I'm 13. How do I tell my mother about my boyfriend? Jan Here’s the thing. You could just tell your mom you are pregnant. Then after she is all pissed off tell her you were just joking and that you have a boyfriend. She will be soooo relieved that the fact that you have a boyfriend will be no big deal. Also ask her how to use condoms so you don't actually get pregnant. That way in the future there will be much less uncomfortable conversations between the two of you.

Ethics and Consumer Psychology

Seems like Ethics in Marketing is shot.  What do you think? William K. - Utah Ethically, The practice of my colleagues and myself is shot. We are basically evil and don't usually consider ethics or morals in our daily work and are not too concerned about hurting feelings or if the actions of our manipulations harm someone emotionally. In fact, we hope it does. On that note: I finally was able to relax and watch a movie about such a subject: Ethics in Psychology. The movie was from 2015 called "Experimenter". Super awesome movie about the backlash of his experiments with social obedience to authority. Right down my field. Outside the strict moral code of couch psychology where you truly want to help others, did you see the movie and what do you think ethical practices in the study of social psychology should entail? Do you think that you must encourage trust in subjects even though it would cause a false result in the environment you have built??? Should this type of social psychology be barred from existence because there is a chance it could result in emotional harm?