Psychology of Like

Psychology

n., pl., -gies.

  1. The science that deals with mental processes and behavior.
  2. The emotional and behavioral characteristics of an individual, group, or activity: the psychology of war.
  3. Subtle tactical action or argument used to manipulate or influence another: He used poor psychology on his employer when trying to make the point.
  4. Philosophy. The branch of metaphysics that studies the soul, the mind, and the relationship of life and mind to the functions of the body.

Like

v., liked, lik·ing, likes. v.tr.

  1. To find pleasant or attractive; enjoy.
  2. To want to have: would like some coffee.
  3. To feel about; regard: How do you like her nerve!
  4. Archaic. To be pleasing to.

Okay-so I’m not a psychologist.  It isn’t even my field, but the whole idea of “like” is changing right before our eyes.  Facebook has taken “like” to a whole new interesting and non-committal way.  The ubiquity of the “like” button – on so many websites has made “liking” something so easy – so emotion-less.  You can “like” anything.  We are being conditioned to Facebook “like” everything.  It’ll soon shape the way we “like” anything without that Facebook button.

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