Influence: Science and Practice / Edition 5

Influence: Science and Practice / Edition 5

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by Robert B. Cialdini
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0205609996

ISBN-13: 9780205609994

Pub. Date: 08/15/2008

Publisher: Pearson

Influence: Science and Practice is an examination of the psychology of compliance (i.e. uncovering which factors cause a person to say “yes” to another's request).

Written in a narrative style combined with scholarly research, Cialdini combines evidence from experimental work with the techniques and strategies he

Overview

Influence: Science and Practice is an examination of the psychology of compliance (i.e. uncovering which factors cause a person to say “yes” to another's request).

Written in a narrative style combined with scholarly research, Cialdini combines evidence from experimental work with the techniques and strategies he gathered while working as a salesperson, fundraiser, advertiser, and in other positions inside organizations that commonly use compliance tactics to get us to say “yes.” Widely used in classes, as well as sold to people operating successfully in the business world, the eagerly awaited revision of Influence reminds the reader of the power of persuasion.

Cialdini organizes compliance techniques into six categories based on psychological principles that direct human behavior: reciprocation, consistency, social proof, liking, authority, and scarcity.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780205609994
Publisher:
Pearson
Publication date:
08/15/2008
Series:
Alternative eText Formats Series
Pages:
272
Sales rank:
51,956
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)
Lexile:
1280L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

All chapters conclude with “Summary” and “Study Questions.”

Preface.
Introduction.

1.Weapons of Influence.

Click, Whirr.

Betting the Shortcut Odd.

The Profiteers.

Jujitsu.

Reader's Report.

2.Reciprocation: The Old Give and Take … and Take.

How the Rule Works.

Reciprocal Concessions.

Rejection-Then-Retreat.

Defense.

Reader's Report.

3.Commitment and Consistency: Hobgoblins of the Mind.

Whirring Along.

Commitment Is the Key.

Defense.

Reader's Report.

4.Social Proof: Truths Are Us.

The Principle of Social Proof.

Cause of Death: Uncertain(ty).

Monkey Me, Monkey Do.

Defense.

Reader's Report.

5.Liking: The Friendly Thief.

Making Friends to Influence People.

Why Do I Like You? Let Me List the Reasons.

Conditioning and Association.

Defense.

Reader's Report.

6.Authority: Directed Deference.

The Power of Authority Pressure.

The Allures and Dangers of Blind Obedience.

Connotation Not Content.

Defense.

Reader's Report.

7.Scarcity: The Rule of the Few.

Less Is Best and Loss Is Worst.

Psychological Reactance.

Optimal Conditions.

Defense.

Reader's Report.

8.Instant Influence: Primitive Consent for an Automatic Age.

Primitive Automaticity.

Modern Automaticity.

Shortcuts Shall Be Sacred.

References.
Credits.
Index.

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Influence 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 37 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I frequently reflect on the insights gained from Cialdini¿s superb book in both my private life and my life as a public relations professional (the ultimate influence peddlar). His research is sound and his style completely readable ¿a book filled with many ¿aha!¿ revelations. I recommend this book all the time, often purchasing one to give to a colleague. Simple truths told simply.
2jacks More than 1 year ago
This book tells you in a very concise and direct manner all of the tricks that advertisers, marketers, and salesmen use to get you to buy, to say yes when you really don't want to. If you don't want to be taken advantage of then you need to read this book to understand how its being done.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I bought the book on a recommendation of an aquaintance. I was told it was a MUST READ for everyone. I figured what the heck and bought it. I couldn't put it down from page 1. I breezed thru it and I loved it. I was actually getting flustered near the end because I wanted more. This is an excellent book! Highly recommend it!
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