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Persuasive Presentations

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Persuasion

What are the important factors of the audience that a persuader considers? What are the strategies of audience analysis used by persuaders? Be sure to provide examples to illustrate your discussion.

The persuader first needs to create the audience, focusing only on the key players or decision-makers involved in the issue. Creating an organizational chart can be helpful in identifying key payers, and those who are empowered to make the decisions relevant to the topic at hand. For example, if I want to pitch an idea for a new information system, I would want to talk with the head of the IT department.

Once the audience has been identified and targeted, it is essential to perform an audience analysis. Some of the techniques of audience analysis are direct, such as polling or interviews. Polling is usually possible only with a good degree of financial resources: because it costs a…… [Read More]

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Ethics and Television How Has

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First, they evaluate the truthfulness of the message. Next, they evaluate the authentic of the persuader. Third, they determine the persuader's level of respect for the persuadee. Fourth, they examine the equity of the persuasive appeal. Finally, they look at the social responsibility for the common good of the action they are being urged to take. Combining all five elements together, a person is able to make a judgment about a persuader's ethics.

Personally, I feel that ethical judgments are most effectively made at a situational level. I do not believe that universal ethics apply, but instead feel that situations can help determine the ethicality of a particular action. For example, I do not feel it would be unethical for an American President to lie to the American people about a planned attack on foreign country if being honest would jeopardize the soldiers on the mission. Likewise, I do not…… [Read More]

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Building on the Three Pillars

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The tone of the argument is generally constructive. While the author implies a clear conflict -- in this situation the basic class warfare argument -- the author proposes constructive resolutions to the issue, such as the passage of new laws governing campaign finance. Because the call to action is aimed at all parties, there is little in the way of disruptive tone, save for disruption to the status quo, which is argued to be a threat.

There is also an element of group and cultural influence in the argument. The author takes care to otherize the threat as being that of "foreign" influence, a clear device used to galvanize those in support of the author's proposals as American. This stretch of the truth -- the vast majority of campaign financing comes from American sources -- is used specifically to invoke America's culture of independence from foreign influence and to galvanize…… [Read More]

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Vendors Pander to Their Audiences

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Manipulating the public into thinking that when they fuel up at Shell or British Petroleum that they are doing something good for the environment is not an ethical choice, it is a purely capitalist one.

Similarly, food companies like Kellogg's and Kraft have added "healthy" and "organic" foods to their portfolio. In one case, a fat-free product is advertised to be something that is part of a healthy lifestyle. Yet fat-free products are the ones that contain the highest percentage of additives and chemical ingredients. Those foods are less pure than their full-fat alternatives and therefore not as healthy as they are made out to be. Advertising products that can lead to long-term health problems or an unhealthy cycle of weight loss followed by weight gain is also unethical. Similarly, hippies in the woods do not always make "organic" products. Many rely on factory farming and are no different than…… [Read More]

Reference

Pontifical Council for Social Communications (1997). Ethics in advertising. Retrieved Nov 12, 2009 from  http://www.vatican.va/roman_curia/pontifical_councils/pccs/documents/rc_pc_pccs_doc_22021997_ethics-in-ad_en.html
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Team Management Creating and Managing

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I would also allow team members to take on leadership roles at appropriate times. For example, if a certain task of the team is linked to a team member's primary skill, I would allow them to lead the team during that task. This will help build team chemistry by allowing all members to see the value of the other members. It will also help build leadership within the team and will help the team members leading to see that they have value to the team. This strategy will also help with motivation, since employees are likely to be motivated by the opportunity to utilize their key skills and be recognized for them.

For techniques of persuasion, I would focus on the objectives of the team and the team members' roles in achieving the objectives. The objective would be not on forcing team members to take certain actions, but instead helping…… [Read More]

Works Cited

Daft, R.L. Management. Fort Worth, TX: The Dryden Press, 1997.

Goleman, D. The New Leaders: Transforming the Art of Leadership Into the Science of Results. London: Time Warner Books, 2002.

Schermerhorn, J.R. Management for Productivity. New York: John Wiley & Sons, 1989.
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Orwell Social Control Is the Cornerstone of

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Orwell

Social control is the cornerstone of both 1984 and Animal Farm. However, the methods of persuasion and propaganda used in these two Orwell novels differ from one another. Animal Farm exemplifies overt forms of persuasion, intimidation, and violence. A revolutionary government is created; to maintain its power, the government becomes tyrannical and overbearing. It must therefore use methods of persuasion and treachery in order to retain its control over the animals. In 1984, methods of persuasion and social control are more covert in nature. Thought crime and the thought police comprise subversive methods of undermining individuality and creating a dystopic reality. Therefore, the primary difference between the methods of persuasion and social control in Animal Farm and 1984 is that the former utilizes straightforward, almost traditional methods of oppression; whereas 1984 takes propaganda and persuasion to a whole new, sinister level.

Animal Farm represents a typical coup d'etat: the…… [Read More]

References

Orwell, G. (1945) Animal Farm. Signet Classics (Harcourt, Brace).

Orwell, G. (1949). 1984. Signet Classics (Harcourt, Brace).
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Advertising and Word of Mouth

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(Snyder & Deono quoted in Kjeldal 2003, Introduction section, ¶ 6).

The results from the study Kjeldal (2003) conducted with 70 participants in two stages suggest that the word association responses high self-monitors (HSMs) produce reflect selective activation of a personally meaningful, experiential, system. The responses low self-monitors (LSMs) produce, on the other hand, indicate an intellective factual system.

2. Decision Making Process Theories

Dr. onnie Halpern-Felsher (2009), an Associate Professor at theUniversity of California, San Francisco, identifies a number decision-making criteria in her report, "Adolescent decision making: an overview." According to Halpern-Felsher, determinations of definitions for a competent decision, the process of how the decision was made, differ dramatically. The actual behavior or outcome, albeit, does not determine competent decision making, however, during the normative model of decision-making process, one does consider the consequences to not choosing a particular behavior or a specific event.

Normative models of decision making,…… [Read More]

BIBLIOGRAPHY

'Advertising, Public Relations' N.d. < http://courses.umass.edu/bmat352/lectures_and_readings/KA_16.pdf > [25 May 2009].

Bahaudin, M & Jue, A 2005. 'Deceptive and Subliminal Advertising in Corporate America: Value Adder or Value Destroyer?', Journal of Applied Management and Entrepreneurship. Nova Southeastern University Wayne Huizenga Graduate School of Business. HighBeam Research. Available from: < http://www.highbeam.com > [20 May 2009].

Barnard, N & Ehrenberg, A 1997. 'Advertising: Strongly Persuasive or Nudging',

Journal of Advertising Research - January/February 1997.
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Statement of Purpose for a MA in Communications

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Communications -- Personal Statement

Say the word 'communications,' and immediately people think of the written or the spoken word. They think of a page of newspaper, a conversation with a friend. But corporate communications encompasses so much more than merely the verbal exchange of ideas.

Corporate communications is kinesthetic. Through my work at my current place of business, Alcoa I communicate by email to all Alcoans worldwide, regarding the Earthwatch program, including its guidelines and the application process. Earthwatch expeditions are hands-on efforts designed to add to the knowledge of Alocan personnel to give them personal knowledge of the different needs that must be met to build a sustainable future. My communication efforts for this program are personal as well as technical, and facilitate the communications process between employees on a personal level, and for the fifteen individuals ultimately chosen to become a part of the program, on a physical…… [Read More]

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Communications - Pop Music Propaganda

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As a result, consumers again have choices. y limiting media exposure, and being aware of media techniques used to brand and market pop stars, we can make educated choices. Rather than choosing what to listen to by turning on the radio and television, we now have the choice to investigate on our own, on the Internet. It will be interesting to see how pop music responds.

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Daly, Steve. "ritney Spears inside the heart and mind (and bedroom) of America's new teen queen." Rolling Stone, 15 April 1999, 60-70.

Fox, Mark A., and Paul Kochanowski. "Models of Superstardom: An Application of the Lotka and Yule Distributions." Popular Music & Society 27, no. 4 (2004): 507-522.

Larson, Charles U. Persuasion: Perception and Responsibility, 9th ed. elmont, CA: Wadsworth / Thomson Learning, 2001.

Lelanc, Larry. "A Revival At Top 40 Radio rings Wave Of New Teen Acts In Canada." illboard, 17 June…… [Read More]

Bibliography

Daly, Steve. "Britney Spears inside the heart and mind (and bedroom) of America's new teen queen." Rolling Stone, 15 April 1999, 60-70.

Fox, Mark A., and Paul Kochanowski. "Models of Superstardom: An Application of the Lotka and Yule Distributions." Popular Music & Society 27, no. 4 (2004): 507-522.

Larson, Charles U. Persuasion: Perception and Responsibility, 9th ed. Belmont, CA: Wadsworth / Thomson Learning, 2001.

LeBlanc, Larry. "A Revival At Top 40 Radio Brings Wave Of New Teen Acts In Canada." Billboard, 17 June 2000, 75.
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Social Psychology Social Beliefs and

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I have had friends that I've known since I was in grade school. Our initial interaction occurred because of our attraction toward one another. We had so many things in common, such as the same favorite television shows and the same favorite sports. Our proximity to one another also aided in the development of this attraction toward one another. We all lived on the same block and therefore had more opportunities to interact with one another outside of the school setting.

Although physical attractiveness did not necessarily influence our friendship, according to Myers (2012), it is usually the first step in any sort of relationship, even those that are platonic in nature. The theory of physical attractiveness is based on research conducted that tends to suggest that people who are viewed as being more physically attractive are seen as being more approachable (Myers, 2012). My relationship with my friends can…… [Read More]

References:

David, M. (2012). Social psychology. (11 ed.). New York, NY: The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Seeing the Dome in Milan Was Perhaps

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Seeing the Dome in Milan was perhaps the first experience that actually knocked me out. This was not a cathedral, at least not like the ones I had seen: it was a myriad of dreams, a swarm of statues, towers and sculptures, a tickle for the soul. I just sat and wondered for a moment and just let the entire imagery gently float over my physical self in an attempt to let my soul rise above and notice everything from there.

I went up the several hundred steps to the roof of the dome and for a moment there I was: Gulliver among the statues and little towers that dominated the roof top. I was on a battlefield, with the armies of towers quietly pondering the next attack, readily organized and prepared. The general was much taller and had a statue of Mary on top, as if to ensure the…… [Read More]

Bibliography

1. Garlikov, Rick. Bogus "Critical Thinking" Teaching Strategies. On the Internet at  http://www.garlikov.com/teaching/bogus.htm 

2. Persuasion and Critical Thinking. On the Internet at http://www.citruscollege.com/DE/Eiland/eiland_shared/critical/persuade.htm

3. http://www.kcmetro.cc.mo.us/longview/ctac/definitions.htm

4. http://www.coping.org/write/percept/critical.htm#Language
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Self and Social Psychology Social Psychology Is

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Self and Social Psychology

Social psychology is a relatively new field of study in modern science. Its focus is on the identity of the "Self" -- the sense of individuality: the component parts that make up who one "is" and the meaning of the "whole" Self. This paper acts as a referenced for individuals unfamiliar with the general principles of social psychology. It aims to provide the reader with a basic overview of the field and to define key principles often used by social psychologists.

Discovering the Self

Self-Concept, Awareness, and Self-Schemas

Discovering the Self in social psychology can seem as simple as posing the question, "Who am I?" (Myers, 2010, p. 13). But answering the question is where the discovery of Self really begins. One's sense of identity, sense of self, sense of gender, race, categorical social grouping all factor into the answer. "Who am I?" raises the issue…… [Read More]

Reference List

Aronson, E., Wilson, T., Akert, R. (2012). Social Psychology. NY: Pearson.

Hewitt, J.P. (2009). Oxford Handbook of Positive Psychology. Oxford University

Press.

Jung, C. (1921). Psychological Types. Zurich: Rascher Verlag.
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Advertising Ad Analysis Undifferentiated and

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..hile older children and adults understand the inherent bias of advertising, younger children do not, and therefore tend to interpret commercial claims and appeals as accurate and truthful information," said psychologist Dale Kunkel, Ph.D., Professor of Communication at the University of California at Santa Barbara and senior author of the task force's scientific report. (Kunkel, et.al, 2004)

The Lego ads, when seen by younger children who "do not understand persuasive intent in advertising," might feel as if the balance of the world really does hang in their hands -- and an older child might be confused by the overlapping techniques of advertising, which blur the lines between advertising with a persuasive ulterior motive to encourage consumption, and entertainment in the form of cartoons. This confusion might be another reason for the greater efficacy of movie and product tie-ins with children's advertising."(Briesch, Bridges, & Kim, 2004) This fact is seconded by…… [Read More]

Works Cited

Briesch, Richard, Eileen Bridges, & Chi Kin (Bennett) Yim. (Nov 2004) "Advertising

Decisions and Children's Product Categories." SMUCox. Retrieved 6 Dec 2006 at http://www.cox.smu.edu/article/research/research.do/114

Campbell, Margaret & Amna Kirmani. (2000). Consumers' Use of Persuasion

Knowledge: The Effects of Accessibility and Cognitive Capacity on Perceptions of an Influence Agent." Journal of Consumer Research. Vol. 27. Pp.69-83. Retrieved 6 Dec 2006 at http://www.journals.uchicago.edu/cgi-bin/resolve?id=doi:10.1086/314309&erFrom=8138845525183247928Guest
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Austen the Influence of Class

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This is a fact that Austen herself most certainly appreciated as an unmarried female of the same social set she was writing about, which explains the centrality of this concept to so many of her novels. Persuasion is far from the only Austen novel where conflicts between emotional love and the necessary practical considerations of marriage arise, nor the only one where ironic changes in circumstance lead to the formation and/or solidification -- as well as the dissolution -- of friendships. Similar circumstances occur in Emma and Pride and Prejudice, for example, and Anne Elliott could certainly have taught Emma Wodehouse and Elizabeth Bennett something about love and politics as these two heroines of these respective novels also navigate the waters of their social class and end up finding themselves husbands, whether or not they even knew they were looking.

Elizabeth Bennett regarded most men with disdain -- most people,…… [Read More]

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Marketers Contend That Demographics Are

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Isolating and measuing pomotional effectiveness alone is not a tue pictue of the total cause-and-effect that is elied on fo ceating demand fo poducts and sales, leading to tail and eventual puchase. Just as advetising spending does not coelate to puchases, the same holds tue fo pomotional pogams. It is bette to look at thei effectiveness in isolation and measue only the factos o vaiables that the p0omotional pogam is meant to diectly influence. Too often howeve pomotional pogams ae boad in scope, long-tem and lack that level of focus. As a esult, measuing thei effectiveness is difficult and often impecise.

Media planning involves a tadeoff between each and fequency. Explain what this means and give examples of when each should be emphasized ove fequency and vice vesa.

In fact the essence of media planning is in balancing each vs. fequency. Reach is defined as the pecentage of an maket…… [Read More]

reference: Demographic or psychographic. The Journal of Product and Brand Management, 11(4/5), 249-268. Retrieved January 11, 2008, from ABI/INFORM Global database. (Document ID: 252455841).

Cristina Ziliani (2006). Target promotions: How to measure and improve promotional effectiveness through individual customer information. Journal of Targeting, Measurement and Analysis for Marketing, 14(3), 249-259. Retrieved January 12, 2008, from ABI/INFORM Global database. (Document ID: 1097920561).
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Marriage Is Arguably One of

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223) a person without a condition of some kind, was cruelly marginalized by society, as even the well-meaning people would avoid the connection with someone who was not seen well by the others, so as not to be marginalized in his or her turn. The situation of the woman is again entirely dependent on the man, since the society would not accept a woman who did not perform her usual role as a wife and a mother. Mrs. Smith marriage to a man who was not 'what he ought' obviously affects her long after the death of her husband: "Anne saw the misery of such feelings. The husband had not been what he ought, and the wife had been led among that part of mankind which made her think worse of the world than she hoped it deserved." (Austen, 2003, p. 212) as in Pride and Prejudice, there is an…… [Read More]

References

Austen, J. 1996. Emma. New York: Signet Classics.

2003. Persuasion. New York: Penguin.

1983. Pride and Prejudice. New York: Bantam Classics.
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Messages and Memos the Long-Term

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Write the memo with the purpose of convincing the vice president of operations to keep one if the company facilities implied the use of numerous concepts regarding persuasion. First and foremost, there was the order of the presented arguments, as well as the organization of the information. The introductory part took care of the parts revealing what, why and how. The content presented the arguments for and against the discussed matter. The arguments against the desired outcome were presented first, which allowed for their deconstruction through the presentation of the pro arguments, which were also more numerous and better supported. The problem was stated from a bigger perspective and it has been insisted upon the long-term advantages of reaching the desired goal. The problem was explained through a variety of perspectives, thus making it easier for the reader to understand its complexity. The expected outcome has been described in terms…… [Read More]

Bibliography

Bowman, J.P. Writing Persuasive Messages, 11 Jun. 07,  http://homepages.wmich.edu/~bowman/c4eframe.html 

Littlefield, H., Syverson, J. Memo: Business Administration 3033: Business Communication, 11 Jun. 07, http://writing.umn.edu/tww/WID/business/resources/BA3033memo.htm
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What Role Does Language and Language Diversity Play in the Critical Thinking Process

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Language and Critical Thinking

Language and language diversity has a significant effect in influencing critical thinking because it shapes the individual's worldview or his/her perceptions of the realities that s/he experiences everyday. One of the most often used comparisons in order to illustrate the influence of language diversity in critical thinking is the differences in worldviews of the Eastern and Western cultures.

Looking into the basic differences in their language, Eastern societies and cultures have greater symbols representing various and subjective meanings in it. Chinese language, for instance, has many symbols or characters for every meaning or interpretation generated by the speaker/writer. This kind of language, in turn, makes the Chinese worldview subjective and varied also. Meanings in Chinese culture are embedded in language, and not explicitly expressed, thereby necessitating the individual to think about the meaning of an utterance in the context of the culture of the speaker.

As…… [Read More]

Bibliography

Dilenschneider, R. (2001). "The coming age of content and critical thinking." Executive Speeches, Vol. 15, Issue 5.

Stern, S. (2002). "Critical thinking in the former Societ Union bloc." Christian Science Monitor, Vol. 95, Issue 11.
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Social Psychology and TV Ads

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Cognitive and Social Psychology

Cognitive & Social Psychology

COGNITIVE PSYCHOLOGY

The critical period for learning language has been shown by research that examined the fluency of non-native English speakers according to their age upon arrival in the United States. The language ability of the non-native English speakers was measured by their ability on tests of English grammar and vocabulary, but this ability declines from the roughly the age of seven and older.

While it does seem that it would be easier for a student to learn multiple languages in school if they were learning them at the same time, there is some evidence that it may be difficult in other ways. Although the acquisition of language is largely governed by neural maturity in the brain areas that control language and speech, differences also reside in the individuals as well. Some people will have difficulty with language acquisition overall, others will…… [Read More]

Question 2.

The Bowflex ad featuring the 50-year-old grandmother of a five-year-old is quite persuasive. The woman featured on the ad does not look like she is 50-years old and she has a very attractive face, long luxurious hair, and a slim, shapely body. She TV advertisement shows her actively engaged in using the Bowflex and swimming and lounging in a two-piece bikini swimsuit. The primary element of persuasion used in the advertisement is ethos. The woman featured in the ad seems credible, respectable, and certainly exhibits the healthy, fit persona to which she refers and to which she attributes her shapely body. She reasonably talks about loosing weight over a period of time that is believable. While it does seem that her statement that she saw results from using the Bowflex right away may seem a bit exaggerated, the rest of her testimony seems credible. The advertisement works because any 50-year-old woman watching the TV ad would want to look as slim and fit as the woman featured in the ad.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I0Y5o1FvGXU&list=PLD4284B0B4A0EB5D8&index=3
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Critical Thinking and Language Roles

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Finally, as he or she goes to express which type of furniture he or she means to buy, he or she uses "couch" to denote an informal piece of furniture and "sofa" to denote a formal one. If others have different interpretations of these two words, then they will have trouble understanding what this buyer wants to purchase.

Thus, language and the diversity of language greatly impact the critical thinking process. People assign linguistic terms to objects, ideas, and abstractions, which impacts how they are characterized in a person's mind. In addition, these characterizations affect the expression of one's thoughts, limiting that expression. These expressions are limited because no two people have the exact same understanding of different words and phrases. Each word or phrase has, for each individual person, a repertoire of childhood memories, connotations, associations, etc. Thus, it is never possible to be sure that what you are…… [Read More]

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Cognitive Consequences of Forced Compliance

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Threat or perception of threat is best described by protection motivation theory:

This theory states that the extent to which people show preventive behavior in light of a threat depends on their protection motivation (. W. ogers, 1975, 1983). According to this theory, the level of protection motivation depends on the seriousness of the threat, the probability that the threat will manifest itself, the judged efficacy of the recommended behavior (called response or outcome efficacy), and the self-efficacy expectation relating to that behavior. (Wiegman & Gutteling, 1995, p. 235)

In a practical sense what this theory says about the perceived threat is that as incidences of observation occur in the lives of individuals, be they real or imagined they will likely become more protective and therefore attempt to engage in avoidance of behaviors that have been identified with the production of environmental threat. By doing so this the individual, and…… [Read More]

References

Agnew, R. (1985). A Revised Strain Theory of Delinquency. Social Forces, 64(1), 151-167.

Lesko, Wayne a (2006). Readings in Social Psychology (6th ed).

New York: Allyn & Bacon.

Lyddon, W.J., & Sherry, a. (2001). Developmental Personality Styles: An Attachment Theory Conceptualization of Personality Disorders. Journal of Counseling and Development, 79(4), 405.
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Hermes Birkin Bag Diffusion of

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With such an influential opinion leader as the character of Samantha obsessing about the bag, and outright lying about it being for Lucy Liu to be able to possess one for herself (Givhan, 2004), a mass audience of aspiring fashionistas was convinced, or persuaded, that a Birkin bag was a "must have" for them. However, once these late majority women learned of the high price tag of the bag, and the years-long waiting list, they would have made the decision to purchase a less-expensive knock-off. The implementation would occur when they wore the knock-off Birkin in public. Dissonance may have occurred at the confirmation stage if the knock-off did not meet the expectations of the purchaser (ogers 1995, p. 181), or if a friend or peer spotted the bag as a "fake."

Indeed, it is in Hermes best interest, in order to protect the exclusive image of the brand, that…… [Read More]

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Bag lady: Victoria Beckham's 100-strong Birkin bag collection that's worth £1.5m. (2009). Daily Mail. Retrieved November 20, 3011 at  http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-1184169/Bag-lady-Victoria-Beckhams-100-strong-Birkin-bag-collection-thats-worth-1-5m.html 

Fashionista definition. (2011). Urban Dictionary. Retrieved at  http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=fashionista 

Givhan, Robin. (2004). Martha's moneyed bag carries too much baggage. The Washington Post. Retrieved November 12, 2011 at  http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A37117-2004Jan21.html/ 

Greatest Risks They Ever Took. (January, 2010). Forbes. Retrieved December 1, 2011 at  http://www.forbes.com/2010/01/20/greatest-risk-they-took-entrepreneurs-management-risk.html
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Social Psychology Bringing it All Together

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Social psychology is a very broad field that takes in the many varieties of group dynamics, perceptions and interactions. Its origins date back to the late-19th Century, but it really became a major field during and after the Second orld ar, in order to explain phenomena like aggression, obedience, stereotypes, mass propaganda, conformity, and attribution of positive or negative characteristics to other groups. Among the most famous social psychological studies are the obedience experiments of Stanley Milgram and the groupthink research of Irving Janus (Feenstra Chapter 1). Authority figures are very important in influencing the behavior and attitudes of groups, as advertising pioneers like Edward Bernays and Nazi propagandists like Josef Goebbels realized early in the 20th Century. Human beings naturally categorize others into groups, and attribute values, attitudes and stereotypes to them, while they also tend to favor members of their own group (Feenstra Chapter 2). Social psychologists have…… [Read More]

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Arendt, Hannah. Eichmann in Jerusalem: A Report on the Banality of Evil. Penguin Books, 2006.

Cooper, S. "A Closer Look at Racial Profiling" in S.J. Muffler (ed). Racial Profiling: Issues, Data and Analyses. Nova Science Publishers, pp. 25-30, 2006.

Ewen, Stuart. PR!: A Social History of Spin. NY: Basic Books, 1996.

Feenstra, Jennifer. Introduction to Social Psychology. Bridegeport Education, Inc., 2011.
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Language and Critical Thinking A

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In today's global society, such understanding has become vital to communicating effectively in both the social and business worlds.

Critical thinking and language can therefore not exist without each other. Critical thinking helps the participants in a conversation to understand the possible meanings in language, while language helps participants to gain clarity regarding these meanings.

Language serves both an empowering and limiting function in expressing thought. The expression "there are no words" denotes the limitations of language to express deep feelings on occasions where these occur. On the other hand, language is perhaps the most empowering force that human beings have at their disposal to express their thoughts.

When human beings are for example compared to the animal kingdom, the human language system takes the place of nonverbal clues such as gestures or hairs bristling. Human beings can share complex ideas and explain exactly the nature of their thoughts. In…… [Read More]

Bibliography

Harris, Robert (2001). Introduction to Critical Thinking.  http://www.virtualsalt.com/think/introct.htm 

Ruiz-Smith, Carlotta M. (2007). Role of Language and Language Diversity. http://www.socyberty.com/Languages/Critical-Thinking-and-Language-Essay-Part-I -- II.55272
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Feminist Rhetorical Theory Women Have Been Historically

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feminist rhetorical theory. omen have been historically minimized and isolated by the domination of the patriarchal majority. Although women have been able to make a degree of progress, finally achieving positions of social and political power, the number of women in these high offices is still far less than the roles that are filled by man. Modern women, far removed from the "angels in the house" of the Victorian age, are nonetheless still impacted by the sociological oppression of women which was reinforced during that era, according to the rhetorical theory of feminism. Given that this is the case, men and women need to be aware of these underlying gender biases so that they can both combat them and make sure that they themselves do not fall prey to them. People who deny that this subjugation of women may be enlightened by closer examination of the power dynamics which exists…… [Read More]

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Cixous, H., Cohen, K, & Cohen, P. (1976). The laugh of the Medusa. Signs. 1(4). The University

of Chicago Press: Chicago, IL. 875-93.

Foss, S. & Griffin, C. (2003). Beyond persuasion: a proposal for an invitational rhetoric.

Communications Monographs. 2-18.
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Gregory Reyes Corporate Director Mentor-Protege Programs at

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Gregory Reyes, Corporate Director Mentor-Protege Programs at DynCorp International.

Reason selected. With my background in logistics, and particularly LOGCAPIII, I was familiar with the work of ANHAM Prime Vendor LLC. I knew that DynCorp International (DI) was a major competitor of ANHAM, and wondered what the opinion might be at DynCorp of the business case analysis (BCA) that argued a transition from LOGCAPIII to LOGAPIV would be prohibitive, considering that the run out to the exit from Iraq was short. As it turned out, and while I was formulating my questions regarding this topic, a press release called attention to the awarding of the prestigious Nunn-Perry Award to DynCorp International for its outstanding Mentor-Protege team formed with its small business partner, CenterScope Technologies, Inc. (CSTI). The award is given annually by the Department of Defense Office of Small Business Programs (OSBP). What really attracted my attention was the growth achieved…… [Read More]

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Influence Tactics

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Tactics

It's been my experience that combining multiple forms of persuasion are the most effective. All of these forms of persuasion work best when they are presented in a positive context and quickly answering the "what's in it for me?" question for those being influenced. A large part of any successful influence effort is making the entire discussion positive, centered on those one is trying to influence. An example of deciding to go and visit relatives in Los Angeles is a case in point.

The majority of my family doesn't particularly like air travel with a few afraid of flying. Given the distance to Los Angeles, this made influencing them all the more challenging. Conversely, there are many attractions and things to do in Los Angeles and Orange County, and my entire family loves Disneyland. With a family friend attending UCLA and my aunt and uncle having moved there because…… [Read More]