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Manipulation and Persuasion

The other day in class we had a discussion on the differences between Manipulation and Persuasion… and of course when asked everyone said manipulation was bad… bad bad bad… well except for one guy who turned it from a discussion to a long rant in which he cut everyone off and basically acted like a complete asshole… which isn’t surprising from someone arguing that manipulation is good and really no different from persuasion… and that even magic shows are manipulative… first off magic shows are a suspension of disbelief where we allow ourselves to believe in something we know is obviously not true… just like when we watch Superman fly or a wizard battle an ogre… it isn’t manipulation… it’s an illusion… but anyway… 560 more words

Persuasion by Jane Austen

Persuasion is Jane Austen’s last novel, which although she had completed it by August 1816, it was not published until December 1817, shortly after she died. 217 more words

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Caine's Arcade

This morning, I worked on planning part of my unit that is focused on persuasion.  I knew that I wanted my students to work in partners to create a print advertisement as part of their work, but I didn’t know what I wanted to use as a base for the learning activity.   34 more words


I Can Confidently Say, You Just May Be a Psychopath!

“Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence on society.”—Mark Twain

Henny Youngman once made a statement that to get rid of his garbage during a garbage strike, he wrapped it up like presents and left them in his car…and someone stole it! 883 more words

Psychology And Sociology

Daily #Challenge - August 27, 2014 - The #PowerofPersuasion

Don’t Limit Your Challenges, Challenge Your Limits!

By definition, a Challenge is a contest with ourself or others that requires special effort, tests our skills, strengths and Character.

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The High Calling

Quite a few of my friends have gone to arts ministry retreats at Laity Lodge in Texas. They are generating some wonderful short videos that are really great stories. 16 more words


I Look Deep in the Crystal Ball and See a Colonoscopy in your Future! Ha!

“What you see is all there is.”—Daniel Kahneman

Daniel Kahneman is a brilliant winner of the Nobel Prize. He helped bring heuristics and fallacies to light! 552 more words

Psychology And Sociology