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Persuasion Techniques
foot-in-the-door technique, reciprocity technique, scarcity technique
For each of the three, describe the processes involved, and explain why such techniques are successful in persuading certain audiences, but are likely to fail with others. In addition, examine the overall resistance to persuasion. Although they may be undesirable, are we more vulnerable to these messages than we think?

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Hi and thank you for using Brainmass. The solution below should get you started. You are being asked to distinguish between the techniques of persuasion listed and discuss each of them according to their effectiveness. To do this, it's best to follow a simple outline. I suggest the following:

1. What is persuasion - 50 words.
2. Technique 1 - 150 words. Discuss why it will be effective or why it can fail.
3. Technique 2 - same as in number 2.
4. Technique 3 - same as in number 2.

It's simple but should cover what you need. If you have any questions, just let me know via the feedback section. Good luck with your studies.

OTA 105878/Xenia Jones


Persuasion is act of affecting or influencing the behavior, actions, thinking, motivations and intentions of others. When people hope to achieve a particular outcome, they attempt to persuade others, those who have a say or direct power or influence in the outcome that they want achieved. Persuasion is a form of social influence - the audience, the one receiving the attempt at influencing is intentionally encouraged towards ideas, attitudes or a path of action. Persuasion is something that social agents do and not all acts of persuasion are effective. The idea is to not coerce people but to influence ...

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