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A corollary that followed described science as democratic in character and meaning. World War I, with its merciless killing, its death by technology, illustrated perfectly such inevitable destinations: To rival and surpass others.

Almost immediately after its conclusion he died: An untimely death can also react poorly on a product. A cigarette ad with a couple at the edge of a polo field is trying to hit both the need for affiliation and the need for prominence; depending on the attitude of the male, dominance could also be an ingredient in this.

In the early s Bryan pressed his case against modernism in religion and science with the steady nerves and energy of a convert, addressing meetings of antievolutionists, speaking from the pulpit, lobbying in the halls of state legislatures, and even venturing at times into hostile universities.

According to Henry Murray, the need for affiliation consists of 24 desires "to draw near and enjoyably cooperate or reciprocate with another; to please and win affection of another; to adhere and remain loyal to a friend.

Cathy Rigby and Stayfree Maxipads will put people out front. A world without an ultimate reason, based on evolution out of nothing toward something, upon change from simple to complex, from plain to brilliant and beautiful, from the inanimate to the quick, from instinctual to intelligent, all conceived without larger purpose, was impossible.

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Whatever his foreboding about his own lack of specific knowledge, he proceeded incautiously in the cause of democracy. Ads reaching for this need commonly depict a youngish male and female engrossed in each other The head of the male is usually higher than the female's, even at this late date; she may be sitting or leaning while he is standing.

A dog groomer has a question about long distance rates, and Bell Telephone has a chart with all the figures. To do so invited reproducing the German experiment of World War I, a system of militarized ruthlessness. There is an undeniable aesthetic component to virtually every ad run in the national media: Unfortunately, things are often not that simple.

Over the past century, the American marketplace has grown increasingly congested as more and more products have entered into the frenzied competition after the public's dollars.

But in every instance, the consumer exposed to the advertisement is invited to momentarily depart his everyday life for a more carefree experience, preferably with the product in hand. The focus here is upon the independence and integrity of the individual; this need is the antithesis of the need for guidance and is unlike any of the social needs.

Another prominent antievolutionist, James M. Successful, tweedy individuals relate they have "graduated to the flavor of Myer's rum.

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The opposite of the need to nurture is the need to be nurtured: Oxford University Press,ff. Here comes the need to be admired and respected, to enjoy prestige and high social status.

It is possible that Bryan suspected the inadequacies of his acquaintance with science and theology, as this correspondence might have suggested to him.

JuneBryan MSS. There are assumptions about personality underlying advertisers' efforts to communicate via emotional appeals, and while these assumptions have stood the test of time, they still deserve to be aired.

The need for guidance 5. Guilt and regrets can be stimulated: But that skill comes soon enough, as does the ability to quickly sort out from all the non-product aspects of an ad the chief element which is the most striking, the most likely to snag attention first and penetrate brains farthest.

All truth derived from God, "whether in the book of nature or the Book of Books.

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As an informed voter he had learned enough about both modern science and religion to adjudicate their conflicting claims in society. When Cheryl Tiegs speaks up for Olympus cameras, it is the need for attention that is being targeted.

Beneath the slightly out of focus photograph, languid and sensuous in tone, General Electric feels called upon to explain, "This is an ad for the hair dryer.

Everyone knew that the world of chemistry was constructed out of ninety-two elements, he noted. Hereafter cited as Bryan MSS.

Fundamentalism, Modernism, and Evolution Nashville: Of these, only twelve typically produced a reaction-nine positive and three negative, on the average.

The reason this appeal is so little used is that it is too blaring and tends to obliterate the product information. Vanderbilt University Press, Archiving, redistribution, or republication of this text on other terms, in any medium, requires the consent of the University of Chicago Press.

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Ed. Michael Petracca, Madeleine Sorapure. Upper Saddle River: Prentice Hall, Covers a broad scope of topics in the field of popular culture, with chapters on advertising, television, popular music, cyberculture, sports, movies, and leisure. Discusses the phenomenon of popular culture and the overall importance of its study.

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