1. Who – Describe the Characteristics of the Persuader: What influences our ability to become persuaded by someone? What specific characteristics must this person possess? Be sure to address the impact of credibility, physical attractiveness, and likeability in your response. Why do we respond well to those who possess such characteristics? Would we respond the same to an unattractive, angry, or non-credible person? Why not?
An experience I’ve had trying to persuade someone to change his or her mind about something occurred about two years ago. I attempted to change my father’s mind in buying me a car. At the time, I did not want a used car. I wanted to brand new car because I saw every girl my age driving an expensive car. My sixteen-year-old self did not understand that buying a car required real money that was worked for many hours by my parents. I must have thought that money grew on trees because I attempted to persuade my father in buying me a 2015 Audi. I proceeded in my endeavor to persuade my father by promising him that I would pay for my gas and insurance. In fact, I even made a small spreadsheet of my bi-weekly income from work and how I would use one
Storytelling: Stories allow people to persuade themselves. A story will lower a prospect’s resistance, make complicated things easier to understand, and perk up their emotions.
In the most widely quoted and discussed model of presidential power, Richard Neustadt states that the power of the president lies in the power to persuade. According to Neustadt, the key to presidential success and influence is persuasion. Although some may view the president as a powerful authority figure, the checks and balances established by the founders makes the president’s skills of persuasion crucial.
Today, one can see the tactic of persuasion being used as a standard avenue to influence a person’s attitude or beliefs by presenting them with different messages that encourage things like using certain brand name products, vote a certain way, or where to take a vacation just to name a few. There are four types of people that include gullible people, skeptical people, firm believers, and people who are leaders who trust others as well as make others follow their ideas. Persuasion is a widespread topic of social psychology and may be done in different ways. There are two types of cognitive processes by which to persuade someone, which are the central route or the peripheral route. For this assignment I used mostly the central route approach as well as using a little of the peripheral route approach. To reinforce the peripheral route approach the use of pathos was also used during the video to play on the emotions of the watcher. This PowerPoint is effective at using the central route of persuasion, peripheral
To convince someone they have to have changed their beliefs based on evidence or an argument. However in order to persuade someone, a person must urge them to do something or believe something, but once they do go along with it they still don’t believe it to be the best thing. Meaning that the person wasn’t convinced that the other person was right.
Persuading someone could be hard, especially if they are close minded. I know that when persuading someone, I have to know the person whom I am trying to persuade because people are persuaded differently. If I end up not knowing the person, I usually tend to lean toward ethos or pathos. Most people are connected with their emotional side, which is what mode of persuasion I usually use anyways. When I want something and I ask my mom for whatever it is I want. I start off by saying on how it will make my life better, this is the logos mode of persuasion, and seven times out of ten it works because I know who i'm trying to persuade. As I said before if you are trying to persuade someone you have to know who you are talking to. You
Am I trying to persuade the reader? If so, what do I want the reader to think or do? I also have to persuade Penny that the situation is serious and that she needs to address the problem as soon as possible. In addition, I have to convince her to read the memo in the first place.
Gerard A. Hauser covers a plethora of details on how to create a well-made persuasive argument in his book, an Introduction to Rhetorical Theory; however, he covered three specific essentials that are necessary for persuasion: the components logos, pathos and ethos; purposive discourse and rhetorical competence; identification. I will argue for each constituent, respectively, to prove that persuasion cannot thrive without the aforementioned essentials.
Persuasion: involves one or more persons who are engaged in the activity of creating, reinforcing, modifying, or extinguishing, beliefs, attitudes, intentions, motivation, and or behaviors within the constraints of a given communication context -- an activity or process, persuasion is a tow way street
Persuasion has caused lots of us to rethink how they live and who they are. But what exactly is persuasion? Persuasion can be defined as the attempt to convince someone that something, that they may or may not believe, is true. When used correctly, persuasion can cause almost anyone to think or do anything. Many persuasive techniques can be used to make someone think the way you want them to, or do what you want them to do. Jonathan Edwards was preacher and writer. He gave many sermons to try and persuade others to think and do what he wanted them to. One of his most well-known written sermons is Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God. He used the art of persuasion in this sermon to try and convince people to change their ways before the were cast into the burning pits of hell. Some of the persuasive techniques used by Jonathan Edwards in Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God were logical reasoning, emotional appeal, and imagery.
A line of reasoned argument must be developed in order to persuade the audience in an effective way. In order to persuade the following things needs to be followed: 1) Focus on the needs of the other party: Listen to the interests of other parties carefully in order to get an insight about their expectations and interests. 2). Argue your case with certain logic: An extensive research must be done in order to develop a know how of one’s own ideas and also those of the competitors. 3) Use positive instead of negative language: It dictates that an individual should make use of phrases and sentences that can persuade or convince audience in a positive and effective way. 4) Sublty complement the other party as it will help an individual to gain more acceptance in the eyes of the competitors.
According to the text , Social Psychology, “social psychology is the scientific study of how people think about, influence, and relate to one another”(pg. 4) this is viewed in a variety of social topics incorporating group behaviors, attitudes, conformity, obedience to authority, stereotypes and peer pressure. Outside factors can have a positive or negative affect our view of ourselves and each other. These outside factors are used to persuade and influence group behavior. Persuasion is defined as “the process by which a message induces change in beliefs, attitudes, or behaviors” (Myers, 2010, pg. 230). The principles of this process of persuasion according to researchers, Robert Cialdini and Thomas Davidson, are attractiveness and
Social psychologists have not only studied the effects of persuasion, but also the elements that contribute to attitude change. Carl Hovland (1953) developed the Hovland-Yale model of persuasion, in which he used a research team from Yale University. They found that there are a considerable number of factors that can influence how likely attitude changes are to occur, however they also noticed that some are more important than others [McGuire et al 1996]. One of the key factors they found that determines whether persuasion occurs is the communicator. Social psychologists have found that persuasion can be influenced depending about who is presenting the argument, which can impact on how an audience receives it. The credibility of the communicator plays a large role in influencing persuasion, in which