Dynamics of Persuasion: Communication and Attitudes in the Twenty-First Century / Edition 4 available in Paperback
The Dynamics of Persuasion provides a comprehensive and up-to-date introduction to persuasive communication and attitude change. Offering a thorough discussion of classic and contemporary theories of persuasion, this text explores the structure and functions of attitudes, consistency between attitude and behavior, and issues in attitude measurement.
Examining persuasion through media, interpersonal, and psychological lenses, author Richard M. Perloff systematically investigates the impact of persuasive communication on attitudes toward a variety of topics, including health, politics, and racial prejudice. In addition to presenting persuasion theory and research, he provides numerous examples of persuasion in action, demonstrating the role of persuasion research in everyday life. Written in a highly accessible and clear style, The Dynamics of Persuasion serves to:
• *introduce the social science perspective on persuasion • *enhance understanding of persuasion theories and research • *highlight the major issues discussed in the field of persuasion research • *explore the complexities and subtleties in the dynamics of everyday persuasion • *raise awareness about the ethics of contemporary persuasion.
This updated third edition offers new topics of discussion, including:
• *the pervasiveness of persuasion • *discussion of implicit attitudes • *political segregation • *policy aspects of attitude measurement • *narrative persuasion • *political language • *social exchange with its applications to medical marketing • *product placement • *complexities in communication campaigns
The Dynamics of Persuasion is an engaging text appropriate for advanced courses on persuasion in communication, psychology, marketing, and sociology. In its exploration of the dynamics of persuasive communication, it illuminates the powerful effects persuasion has in contemporary society and enhances understanding of this ubiquitous communicative strategy. Visit the companion site, www.dynamicsofpersuasion.com, for discussion questions, practice test questions, exercises, and more.
About the Author
Richard Perloff is a nationally recognized scholar in the science of persuasion and the first Director of the School of Communication at Cleveland State University. In his tenure at Cleveland State he also served as Communication Research Center director and Chair of the Department of Communication. Dr. Perloff works in several communication areas including: persuasion, news media, and health communication.
In 2004, he was named a Fellow of the Midwest Association of Public Opinion Research and was president of the organization in 1995. During elections he is often on radio and television as a guest commentator.
He is also the author of the LEA books Persuading People To Have Safer Sex: Applications of Social Science To the Aids Crisis (11/00), which has sold 304 cloth and 918 paper copies, and Political Communication: Politics, Press, and Public in America (1/98), which has sold 239 cloth and 1,552 paper copies.
Table of Contents
|1||Introduction to Persuasion||3|
|2||Attitudes: Definition and Structure||36|
|3||Attitudes: Functions and Consequences||73|
|Part 2||Changing Attitudes and Behavior||117|
|5||Processing Persuasive Communications||119|
|6||"Who Says It": Source Factors in Persuasion||149|
|8||Personality and Persuasion||211|
|9||Cognitive Dissonance Theory||223|
|Part 3||Persuasion in American Society||271|
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