Influence: Science and Practice

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Robert B. Cialdini
Allyn and Bacon, 2001 - Psychology - 262 pages
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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) and is 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 other positions, inside organizations that commonly use compliance tactics to get us to say "yes." Widely used in graduate and undergraduate psychology and management 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. New Reader's Reports are included in the Fourth Edition and illustrate how readers have used one of the principles or have had a principle of influence used on them.

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Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion

User Review  - Lauren Sergy - Book Verdict

Cialdini's fascinating look into how opinions and behaviors are swayed by outside influence can help readers develop their own powers of persuasion. For all areas of life where influence is needed. Read full review

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User Review  - deepakjois - LibraryThing

This book has had a dramatic impact on the way I deal with ‘compliance professionals’, as Cialdini likes to call them. You will be surprised at the techniques they use, and the human tendencies that ... Read full review

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Contents

Preface
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Introduction
ix
Weapons of Influence
1
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About the author (2001)

Dr. Robert Cialdini is Regents' Professor of Psychology at Arizona State University, and also consults widely on the subject of influence.

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