Ernest Dichter was an Austrian-American psychologist and marketing expert known as the “father of motivational research.” Dichter pioneered the application of. Dr. Ernest Dichter is the Director of the Institute of Motivational Research. In this book which is not really readable enough to be popular (in spite of its title) or. Get this from a library! The strategy of desire.. [Ernest Dichter].

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Dichter argues desore since many of our daily decisions are governed by motivations over which we have no control and of which we are often unaware the only debatable factor surrounding the subject of persuasion is its goal and purpose. The politically useful concept of the unique personal identity is giving way to the more productive networked self, a disseminated identity normed through exhaustive data aggregation.

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Dami At marked it as to-read May 20, To ask other readers questions about The Strategy Of Desireplease sign up. However, by working part-time as a tutor, retail-store window decorator and other odd jobs, he was able to educate himself and attended the Sorbonne in Paris where he studied literature.


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Ernest Dichter

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Dichter’s work on the Chrysler campaign caught the attention of the US trade press who picked up on the story of the wife or mistress.

Lea rated it really liked it Aug 14, The empirical sheen to the computated conclusions about “ordinary” human behavior in the contrived situations being desirf make them seem all the more incontrovertible. Ernest Dichter and Motivation Research: Return to Book Page.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. John rated it really liked it Feb 22, The exhortation to “be ourselves” and discover the authentic self is steadily giving way to the soft commands to always be measuring ourselves, and sharing more information as a means to take that measure. They ernes being supplanted by improved surveillance, autosurveillance, constant confessions of the self.

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How Ernest Dichter, an acolyte of Sigmund Freud, revolutionised marketing”. Or it was a place where consumers could genuinely subvert the hegemonic order, repurposing consumer goods to suit their own “revolutionary” purposes and undermine systems of control.

Dichter called such focus groups his “living laboratory”.


The Strategy Of Desire by Ernest Dichter

Try the Kindle edition and experience these great reading features: It commodfies identity and thereby makes it seem more powerful, the key to solving all strateg capitalism’s other inequities. He received his doctorate from the University of Vienna in Start reading The Strategy of Desire on your Kindle in under a minute. Dichter rarely use the term “psychoanalysis”, but actually draw on the basic psychoanalytic understanding as ground theory.

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