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The Dynamics of Persuasion: Communication and Attitudes in the 21st Century / Edition 5
     

The Dynamics of Persuasion: Communication and Attitudes in the 21st Century / Edition 5

by Richard M. Perloff
 

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ISBN-10: 0415507421

ISBN-13: 9780415507424

Pub. Date: 07/12/2013

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

With substantial revisions reflecting new research and changes in society, the fifth edition of The Dynamics of Persuasion introduces students to major theories of persuasion and attitudes, using theory as the key to unlock the mysteries of contemporary social influence. Organized in terms of major concepts, issues, and persuasion contexts, the book offers a

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With substantial revisions reflecting new research and changes in society, the fifth edition of The Dynamics of Persuasion introduces students to major theories of persuasion and attitudes, using theory as the key to unlock the mysteries of contemporary social influence. Organized in terms of major concepts, issues, and persuasion contexts, the book offers a lucid introduction to the body of scholarly knowledge on persuasion, up-to-date examples of persuasion in real life, and a thorough discussion of the ethics of persuasion in contemporary society.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415507424
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
07/12/2013
Series:
Routledge Communication Series
Edition description:
Revised
Pages:
568
Sales rank:
21,104
Product dimensions:
11.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Part 1 Foundations
1 Introduction to Persuasion

2 Historical and Ethical Foundations

Part II The Nature of Attitudes

3 Attitudes: Definition and Structure

4 The Power of Our Passions: Theory and Research on Strong Attitudes

5 Attitudes: Functions and Consequences

6 Attitude Measurement

Part III Changing Attitudes and Behavior

7 Processing Persuasive Communications

8 "Who Says It": Source Factors in Persuasion 9 Fundamentals of the Message

10 Emotional Message Appeals: Fear and Guilt

11 Cognitive Dissonance Theory Part Four Persuasive Communication Contexts

12 Interpersonal Persuasion

13 Advertising, Marketing, and Persuasion

14 Health Communication Campaigns

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