Age of Propaganda: The Everyday Use and Abuse of Persuasion

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Macmillan, Mar 14, 2001 - Political Science - 432 pages
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Americans create 57% of the world's advertising while representing only 6% of its population; half of our waking hours are spent immersed in the mass media. Persuasion has always been integral to the democratic process, but increasingly, thoughtful discussion is being replaced with simplistic soundbites and manipulative messages.

Drawing on the history of propaganda as well as on contemporary research in social psychology, Age of Propaganda shows how the tactics used by political campaigners, sales agents, advertisers, televangelists, demagogues, and others often take advantage of our emotions by appealing to our deepest fears and most irrational hopes, creating a distorted vision of the world we live in.

This revised and updated edition includes coverage of the Clinton/Lewinsky scandal, recent election campaigns, talk radio, teen suicide, U.F.O. abductions, the Columbine shootings, and novel propaganda tactics based on hypocrisy and false allegations.
  

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User Review  - Conley - Goodreads

Far too verbose. Aronson's The Social Animal gives you an overview of social psychology in general and thereby gives you a foundation for intuitively understanding persuasion. I would recommend it instead. Read full review

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User Review  - Jim Andersen - Goodreads

My social psychology professor had us read this book, we were told to read 2 chapters and write a summary on the chapters we were assigned, my review is based on this experience. I have to say I am ... Read full review

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About the author (2001)

Anthony Pratkanis is professor of psychology at the University of California, Santa Cruz.

Elliot Aronson is one of our nation's most eminent social psychologists. He is professor emeritus at the University of California, Santa Cruz.

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