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Pluralistic ignorance

In the process of examining the reactions of other people to resolve our uncertainty, however, we are likely to overlook a subtle but important fact. Those people are probably examining the social evidence, too.

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This makes perfect sense!

“Every present occasion will catch the senses of the vain man; and with that bridle and saddle you may ride him.” —Philip Sidney

Often persuasion and influence is a contextual endeavor. 568 more words

Psychology And Sociology

Hello and welcome to PR parley

My name is Emily Dickson and you will be hearing a lot from me over the next few months. The central theme of this blog is public relations (PR). 435 more words


Social proof

The principle of social proof states that one means we use to determine what is correct is to find out what other people think is correct.

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You deserve the best!

Self-Help Tape Voice: “You are a skilled metal worker.”
Khalil: “I am a skilled metal worker? Oh, I did not know that!”—Veggietales

You are an intelligent reader! 353 more words

Psychology And Sociology