Age of Propaganda: The Everyday Use and Abuse of Persuasion Psychologists Pratkanis and Aronson present a thorough overview of how individuals and. AGE OF PROPAGANDA. The Everyday Use and Abuse of Persuasion. REVISED EDITION ANTHONY R. PRATKANIS and ELLIOT ARONSON University of. Anthony R. Pratkanis is a researcher, author, consultant, media commentator and a professor of He is best known for the best selling books Age of Propaganda: The Everyday Use and Abuse of Persuasion co-authored with Elliott Aronson;.

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It’s similar to Influence by Robert Cialdini.

Persuasion has always been integral to the democratic process, but increasingly, thoughtful discussion is pgatkanis replaced with simplistic soundbites and manipulative messages. They slowly committed themselves.

This book is more about research rather the conspirancy theories propagwnda on little hints which gives this book much more credibility. Apr 03, Nana rated it really liked it. It is one way various religions and marketing firms have been able to take advantage of people.

How to Become a Cult Leader. We have so much in common. Jul 10, Ben rated it liked it. Academic book for sure. Dec 15, Justin rated it really liked it Shelves: This page was last edited on 17 Mayat Selected pages Title Page.

Dec 06, Erik Rostad rated it liked it Shelves: The book points out the ways that advertisers and campaigners use emotions, messengers, and information to sway our thinking. Tell people it is the only one of its kind. He is the author of several books, and has published research papers in scientific journals on the topics of social influencefraudterrorist and dictator propagandamarketing and consumer behavior, and subliminal persuasion.


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. The book does a great job of identifying the various forms and persuasion and the 4 persuasion phases: Review quote “We’re all headed for an ‘ignorance spiral’ if we don’t stop American standards of persuasion from deteriorating.

Although you would expect it to be somewhat harder and more complex, its not. I found it was very thought-provoking and highly relevant.

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And as soon as they can, they use such information against you. A two-sided argument works best when you are trying to convince folks on the fence. Views Read Edit View history.

That’s why I think it’s balanced. As more and more propagandists use simplistic persuasion, the competitive urge to use simpler and simpler persuasion devices increases. Securities and Exchange Commission on what can be done to prevent economic Fraud.

Age of Propaganda: The Everyday Use and Abuse of Persuasion by Anthony R. Pratkanis

May 27, Nessy Dimitrova rated it it was amazing Shelves: The Best Books of This speaks to the manufactured or real credibility of the person delivering the message. I wish the topics were organized a little bit better to summarize or group different forms of persuasion a little better. The Everyday Use and Abuse of Persuasion.


Practice what you preach: My library Help Peatkanis Book Search. If you had a representative from the other side, what would they say? Pratkanis earned his Ph.

Age of Propaganda: The Everyday Use and Abuse of Persuasion

This book is about everyday use and abuse of persuation. I intend to finish this book and my review should not deviate much from it, and I highly recommend that the reader considers the points presented in this book so as to know and protect oneself from attempts of being Propagandized and even persuaded when in conversation as well.

As well as being the co-author of a number of scientific papers and editor of journals, Pratkanis is the co-author or editor of 6 books. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Brief Limited preview – One of the most useful books I’ve read. Touch the Heart Persuade the Mind.