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

Age of Propaganda: The Everyday Use and Abuse of Persuasion Author: Anthony R. Pratkanis, Elliot Aronson, Anthony Pratkanis
eBook Title: Age of Propaganda: The Everyday Use and Abuse of Persuasion
ISBN10: 0716728621
ISBN13: 978-0716728627
Language: English
Publisher: W H Freeman & Co; Revised, Subsequent edition (December 31, 1998)
Category: Medical Books
Subcategory: Medicine
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The public awareness crusade to fight the spread of AIDS - The party political broadcast - The sportsman's product endorsement - No matter how insidious or noble these endeavours are, their success relies on the tactics of mass persuasion and the susceptibility of people to being persuaded. Today, we are targets of an overwhelming barrage of mass persuasion efforts seeking to influence how we think, what we buy, how we vote, and what we value. "Age of Propaganda" gives the reader an analysis of the patterns, motives, and effects of these efforts. Drawing on the history of propaganda and modem research in social psychology, Pratkanis and Aronson show us mass persuasion in action-not just the tactics, but why they often work, and how we can protect ourselves from manipulation. "Age of Propaganda shlould be of interest to any reader who wants a revealing look at the powerful, often subtle, often unethical forms persuasion takes in our everyday lives.