psychological operation


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n psychological operation military actions designed to influence the perceptions and attitudes of individuals, groups, and foreign governments
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In literature:

The psychology of the value of self-activity is operative.
"How to Teach" by George Drayton Strayer and Naomi Norsworthy
But to arrest the operation of psychological laws is beyond the power of any individual.
"The Inside Story Of The Peace Conference" by Emile Joseph Dillon
Considered as a psychological process, tone-production in singing involves three distinct operations.
"The Psychology of Singing" by David C. Taylor
He also believes that the psychological process operates through transference.
"A Practical Guide to Self-Hypnosis" by Melvin Powers
Let those who believe in the psychology of crowds write for us a logic of crowds and tell how the corporate mind operates.
"Folkways" by William Graham Sumner
What furnishes us the best entrance into the psychology of this form of imagination is the natural transposition operative in musicians.
"Essay on the Creative Imagination" by Th. Ribot
Having the field of psychology open before us, the next question is, where to commence operations.
"Psychology" by Robert S. Woodworth
Sometimes it is a psychological difficulty in the mind of the receiving-operator.
"Electricity and Magnetism" by Elisha Gray
Old memories and undissolved psychological attachments may have operated in this case.
"Witchcraft of New England Explained by Modern Spiritualism" by Allen Putnam
He often referred to it, and we had many discussions in our law office over the psychological phenomena involved in the operation.
"Abraham Lincoln, Volume 1 (of 2) The True Story Of A Great Life" by William H. Herndon Jesse W. Weik
Any movement in order to become popular, in order to 'get over' to the general public, has to operate within the limits set by this psychology.
"The Transformation of Early Christianity from an Eschatological to a Socialized Movement" by Lyford Paterson Edwards

In news:

He was also a former soldier in one of the US Army's Psychological Operations units.
It's a textbook case of psychology in action: As soon as a clientele convinces a restaurateur that they just love his or her food, the proprietor starts looking for new venues and ways for the maturing operation to procreate.
Once the province of a small group of theorists and researchers operating on the periphery of psychological science, gender research has charged into the psychological mainstream during the last two decades.

In science:

In order to apply Eq. (1) to concrete psychological system of interest we must firstly define its possible psychological states and in addition to define the form of all operators cRi incoming in Eq.
Simple Quantum Model of Learning Explains the Yerkes-Dodson Law in Psychology
In it was shown that there exist statistical data from cognitive psychology which cannot be represented with the aid of standard quantum observables given by Hermitian operators (the Dirac-von Neumann quantum formalism).
Observables Generalizing Positive Operator Valued Measures
On the other hand, the recent flurry of research in psychology and neuroscience on working memory has lead to this term sometimes being used to mean short-term memory; strictly speaking, however, working memory is generally considered to be an aspect of cognition which operates on information stored in STM.
Interplay between Network Topology and Dynamics in Neural Systems