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psychological warfare

The use of threats, intimidation, or other such tactics to try to bring about a particular outcome. The dropping of leaflets announcing the bombing campaign was really just psychological warfare. All right, I'll go to the family dinner if only to get mom to stop her psychological warfare. I can't stand the way she tries to guilt me!

the psychological moment

The time at which someone or something is most able or likely to achieve success or desired result. The devastation of the country was the psychological moment for the dictator to seize power. The attack on the region created the psychological moment for the two rival nations to finally put aside their differences and join forces.

the ˌpsychological ˈmoment

the best time to do something in order for it to be successful: The publication of her first novel came at the psychological moment, and she became well known very quickly.
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of Utah) present policy makers and advanced undergraduates and above in courses dealing with media effects and theory with an empirically-grounded multi-method dismantling of the notion--referred to here as "myth"--that exposure to media violence increases social aggression in the psychologically well population.