Persuasive Communication Third Edition

Author: James B. Stiff
Publisher: Guilford Publications
ISBN: 1462526845
Format: PDF, ePub
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Providing an accessible integration of theory and research methods, this text prepares students to critically analyze persuasive appeals and to design effective messages and campaigns. The book draws on key ideas from both communication and social psychology to explore the mutual influence of cognitive and affective processes and the characteristics and production of messages. It gives the reader a solid grasp of foundational issues in persuasion research, the core components of persuasive transactions, and major theoretical models. Instructive concrete examples illustrate applications of the concepts in such settings as health promotion, political campaigns, the courtroom, and advertising. ÿ New to This Edition *Engaging topic boxes on college drinking, attitudes about same-sex marriage, the "birther" movement, and other timely issues. *New or expanded discussions of the integrative model of behavioral prediction, the use of guilt appeals, social media, individualized tailoring of political messages, and numerous other topics. *The latest data and theoretical perspectives. *Epilogue on current and future trends in the field.

How Audiences Decide

Author: Richard Young
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1136911898
Format: PDF
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It’s a common knowledge that knowing your audience is the key to persuasive communication. But what does "knowing your audience" really mean? Does it mean knowing your audience’s name, age, gender, and socio-economic status? This book shows that if you want to be persuasive the most important thing you need to know about your audience is how your audience makes decisions. And it demonstrates with numerous examples and research findings that when experienced and otherwise highly-skilled professionals—CEOs, medical doctors, magazine publishers—fail to grasp how their audiences make decisions they also fail to persuade them.

Persuasive Communication

Author: James Brian Stiff
Publisher: Guilford Press
ISBN: 9781572307025
Format: PDF
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This popular text provides a comprehensive introduction to the study of persuasive messages and their effects. Concepts and methods from communication and social psychology are seamlessly integrated to give students a solid grasp of foundational issues in persuasion research, the core features of persuasive transactions, and major models of persuasive communication. Distinguished by its clear organization and wealth of concrete examples, this is an ideal text for advanced undergraduate- and graduate-level courses for students with a basic understanding of quantitative research methods.

Persuasive communication

Author: Erwin Paul Bettinghaus
Publisher: Holt Rinehart & Winston
ISBN: 9780030633591
Format: PDF, ePub
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This classic, cogent analysis of the major theories of persuasive communication includes many examples from advertising, the legal profession and social sciences research.

Persuasion in Society

Author: Jean G. Jones
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317578112
Format: PDF
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Persuasion in Society, Third Edition introduces readers to the rich tapestry of persuasive technique and scholarship, interweaving rhetorical, critical theory, and social science traditions. This text examines current and classical theory through the lens of contemporary culture, encouraging readers to explore the nature of persuasion and to understand its impact in their lives. Employing a contemporary approach, authors Jean G. Jones and Herbert W. Simons draw from popular culture, mass media, and social media to help readers become informed creators and consumers of persuasive messages. This introductory persuasion text offers: A broad-based approach to the scope of persuasion, expanding students’ understanding of what persuasion is and how it is effected. Insights on the diversity of persuasion in action, through such contexts as advertising, marketing, political campaigns, activism and social movements, and negotiation in social conflicts. The inclusion of "sender" and "receiver" perspectives, enhancing understanding of persuasion in practice. Extended treatment of the ethics of persuasion, featuring opposing views on handling controversial issues in the college classroom for enhanced instruction. Case studies showing how and why people fall for persuasive messages, demonstrating how persuasion works at a cognitive level. Discussion questions, exercises, and key terms for very nearly every chapter. The core of this book is that persuasion is about winning beliefs and not arguments and that communicators who want to win that belief need to communicate with their audiences. This new edition of Persuasion in Society continues to bring this core message to readers with updated case studies, examples, and sources.

Persuasion in Your Life

Author: Shawn T. Wahl
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1315536390
Format: PDF, Docs
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Persuasion in Your Life, 2nd Edition speaks directly to the student by focusing on real-life experiences, from critically viewing persuasive public campaigns to making business and health care decisions. This new edition concludes with a new chapter on the assessment of persuasive messages. It also features new chapter-opening vignettes that immediately apply concepts to daily life, as well as "What You’ve Learned" reviews for comprehension. Students and instructors can use the wealth of online resources that accompany this text, including an instructor manual, Power Point slides, test questions, and more. Through its use of rhetoric, criticism, and social scientific research, this book helps readers understand, analyze, and use persuasion in their life and career.

The Art of Persuasion

Author: Juliet Erickson
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
ISBN: 1444722417
Format: PDF
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You may think you know what you want in life, but having the idea, the goal, the means, the business plan or the enthusiasm will only get you halfway there. Whatever it is that you want to make happen ? whether a new business, community project or innovative idea ? the one crucial factor by which it will stand or fall is how well you can communicate it to others. This invaluable book explains just why good communication is so critical and reveals the secrets of honing your skills to ensure your goal is realised. From planning your initiative tois realised. From planning your initiative to making an effective pitch when the stakes are high, international communication coach Juliet Erickson presents the best insights and techniques of persuasive communication that are essential to really make your great ideas happen.

The Dynamics of Persuasion

Author: Richard M. Perloff
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317328876
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The Dynamics of Persuasion has been a staple resource for teaching persuasion for nearly two decades. Author Richard M. Perloff speaks to students in a style that is engaging and informational, explaining key theories and research as well as providing timely and relevant examples. The companion website includes materials for both students and instructors, expanding the pedagogical utilities and facilitating adoptions. The sixth edition includes: updated theoretical and applied research in a variety of areas, including framing, inoculation, and self-affirmation; new studies of health campaigns; expanded coverage of social media marketing; enhanced discussion of the Elaboration Likelihood Model in light of continued research and new applications to everyday persuasion. The fundamentals of the book – emphasis on theory, clear-cut explanation of findings, in-depth discussion of persuasion processes and effects, and easy-to-follow real-world applications – continue in the sixth edition.