From subliminal ads to Joanna the Mad

The Providentia psychology blog has been a consistently good read for as long as I can remember and if you’ve never checked it out a host of great articles have been posted online recently.

Just in May along there have been pieces on how a barking woman was declared unfit for trial, how the panic about ‘subliminal advertising’ started in the ’50s, why adolescents drink and whether the Spanish monarch Joanna the Mad was really mad.

It’s written by Toronto-based psychologist Romeo Vitelli and is well worth a visit.

Link to the Providentia blog.


  1. Romeo Vitelli
    Posted May 26, 2010 at 2:58 am | Permalink

    Thanks for the kind words!

  2. Posted October 5, 2014 at 7:44 pm | Permalink

    I’ve just made an article on this issue. Subliminal messages are not so effective and fail to manipulate humans behaviour. But it can shift the choice.

    I’ve covered a scientific study in this question

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