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How would you feel having your mind controlled and manipulated for a research study or by your own government In 1984 by George Orwell the government used psychological manipulation to brain wash and control society The government used propaganda or ads to brain wash the people into believing what they wanted To control society the government created the thought police so the people were unable to have their own individualism Orwells book 1984 is similar to Sander van der Lindens article How the Illusion of Being Observed Can Make You a Better Person Researchers used psychological manipulation to control peoples actions A group of scientists hung up posters of staring human eyes to manipulate people into throwing trash away Even though George Orwell uses different mind control techniques than Sander Van Der Linden both authors use psychological manipulation to see a change in peoples behaviorHuman actions and thoughts can be controlled and altered by simply having a feeling or knowing you are being watched In 1984 the government used this technique as a way to have power over the people The government believed if the people knew they were being watched they would be on their best behavior or they would suffer the consequence of death Orwell stated It was one those pictures which are so contrived that the eyes follow you about when you move BIG BROTHER IS WATCHING YOU the caption beneath it ran Orwell 5 In other words the government feared if they didnt have this control over society then the people would rebel and take over power By watching their people through telescreens thought police and eyes that followed them they were able to control their behaviors through fear In comparison to 1984 by George Orwell Sander Van Der Lindens article Illusion showed the same psychological manipulation to alter peoples behaviors Linden stated The researchers found that during periods when the posters of the eyes instead of flowers overlooked the
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