Sissela Bok Quote

As it does with so many other stimuli, the phenomenon known as 'habituation' also operates when it comes to violence. The greater the level of detachment and numbing, the more of the stimulus is needed to bring about what marketing strategists call 'arousal' and, in turn, to produce whatever pleasure the activity can bring.


Mayhem: Violence As Public Entertainment (1998)

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As it does with so many other stimuli, the phenomenon known as 'habituation' also operates when it comes to violence. The greater the level of...

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As it does with so many other stimuli, the phenomenon known as 'habituation' also operates when it comes to violence. The greater the level of...

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As it does with so many other stimuli, the phenomenon known as 'habituation' also operates when it comes to violence. The greater the level of...

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As it does with so many other stimuli, the phenomenon known as 'habituation' also operates when it comes to violence. The greater the level of...