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Fabrication. Yes! 50 Scientifically Proven Ways to Be Persuasive « alex.moskalyuk. List of confidence tricks. This list of confidence tricks and scams should not be considered complete, but covers the most common examples.

List of confidence tricks

Confidence tricks and scams are difficult to classify, because they change often and often contain elements of more than one type. Adam Green: The Spectacular Thefts of Apollo Robbins, Pickpocket. A few years ago, at a Las Vegas convention for magicians, Penn Jillette, of the act Penn and Teller, was introduced to a soft-spoken young man named Apollo Robbins, who has a reputation as a pickpocket of almost supernatural ability.

Adam Green: The Spectacular Thefts of Apollo Robbins, Pickpocket

Jillette, who ranks pickpockets, he says, “a few notches below hypnotists on the show-biz totem pole,” was holding court at a table of colleagues, and he asked Robbins for a demonstration, ready to be unimpressed. Robbins demurred, claiming that he felt uncomfortable working in front of other magicians. He pointed out that, since Jillette was wearing only shorts and a sports shirt, he wouldn’t have much to work with.

“Come on,” Jillette said. “Steal something from me.” Again, Robbins begged off, but he offered to do a trick instead. “Fuck. Ben Franklin effect. The Ben Franklin effect is a psychological finding: A person who has done someone a favor is more likely to do that person another favor than they would be if they had received a favor from that person.

Ben Franklin effect

Similarly, one who harms another is more willing to harm them again than the victim is to retaliate.[1] Recognition of effect by Franklin[edit] In the words of Benjamin Franklin, who famously observed the effect and for whom it is named, "He that has once done you a kindness will be more ready to do you another, than he whom you yourself have obliged. "[2] The Three Don’ts of Persuasion - Management Tip of the Day - February 08, 2012. Changing minds and persuasion. Cialdini's Six Principles of Influence - Communication Skills Training from MindTools.

Convincing Others to Say "Yes" (Also known as the Six Weapons of Influence) How do you influence others?

Cialdini's Six Principles of Influence - Communication Skills Training from MindTools

© iStockphoto/blackred You've come up with a fantastic idea for a new product. Now you need to convince everyone to support it. However, you haven't had much success with this in the past. Influencing others is challenging, which is why it's worth understanding the psychological principles behind the influencing process. This is where it's useful to know about Cialdini's Six Principles of Influence. In this article, we'll examine these principles, and we'll look at how you can apply them to influence others. Ponzi scheme.

1920 photo of Charles Ponzi, the namesake of the scheme, while still working as a businessman in his office in Boston A Ponzi scheme is a fraudulent investment operation where the operator, an individual or organization, pays returns to its investors from new capital paid to the operators by new investors, rather than from profit earned by the operator.

Ponzi scheme

Operators of Ponzi schemes usually entice new investors by offering higher returns than other investments, in the form of short-term returns that are either abnormally high or unusually consistent. The perpetuation of the high returns requires an ever-increasing flow of money from new investors to sustain the scheme.[1] Characteristics[edit] Ponzi schemes sometimes commence operations as legitimate investment vehicles, such as hedge funds. Eight Ways to Spot Emotional Manipulation. Manipulation. Psychological manipulation. Psychological manipulation is a type of social influence that aims to change the perception or behavior of others through underhanded, deceptive, or even abusive tactics.[1] By advancing the interests of the manipulator, often at another's expense, such methods could be considered exploitative, abusive, devious, and deceptive.

Psychological manipulation

Social influence is not necessarily negative. For example, doctors can try to persuade patients to change unhealthy habits. Social influence is generally perceived to be harmless when it respects the right of the influenced to accept or reject and is not unduly coercive. Depending on the context and motivations, social influence may constitute underhanded manipulation. Requirements for successful manipulation[edit] According to psychology author George K. Consequently, the manipulation is likely to be accomplished through covert aggressive (relational aggressive or passive aggressive) means.[2] How manipulators control their victims[edit] 23 Tools To Brainwash and Influence People Through Media.

‘’till at last the child’s mind is these suggestions, and the sum of the suggestions is the child’s mind.

23 Tools To Brainwash and Influence People Through Media

And not the child’s mind only. The adult’s mind too all his life long. The mind that judges and desires and decides made up of these suggestions. But all these suggestions are our suggestions! “ - Aldous Huxley, Brave New World The opinions and behaviors of people and societies are easily swayed. Brain-Washing and Psychopolitics - Brain-Washing: A Synthesis of the Russian Textbook of Psychopolitics Kenneth Goff. PSYCHOPOLITICS - the art and science of asserting and maintaining dominion over the thoughts and loyalties of individuals, officers, bureaus, and masses, and the effecting of the conquest of enemy nations through "mental healing.

Brain-Washing and Psychopolitics - Brain-Washing: A Synthesis of the Russian Textbook of Psychopolitics Kenneth Goff

" From May 2nd 1936, to October 10th 1939, I was a dues-paying member of the Communist Party, operating under my own name, Kenneth Goff, and also the alias John Keats. In 1939, I voluntarily appeared before the Un-American Activities Committee in Washington, D.C., which was chairmanned at that time by Martin Dies, and my testimony can be found in Volume 9 of that year's Congressional Report. During the period that I was a member of the Communist Party, I attended their school which was located at 113 E. Wells St., Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and operated under the name Eugene Debs Labor School. 38 Ways To Win An Argument—Arthur Schopenhauer - The India Uncut Blog - India Uncut.

For all of you who have ever been involved in an online debate in any way, Arthur Schopenhauer’s “38 Ways To Win An Argument” is indispensable.

38 Ways To Win An Argument—Arthur Schopenhauer - The India Uncut Blog - India Uncut

Most of these techniques will seem familiar to you, right from questioning the motive of a person making the argument instead of the argument itself (No. 35), exaggerating the propositions stated by the other person (No. 1) , misrepresenting the other person’s words (No. 2) and attacking a straw man instead (No. 3). It’s a full handbook of intellectual dishonesty there. Indeed, I generally avoid online debates because they inevitably degenerate to No. 38. The full text is below the fold. Many thanks to my friend Nitin Pai for reintroducing me to it. 38 Ways To Win An Argumentby Arthur Schopenhauer 1 Carry your opponent’s proposition beyond its natural limits; exaggerate it.

Phew. Foot-in-the-door technique. The principle involved is that a small agreement creates a bond between the requester and the requestee.

Foot-in-the-door technique

Even though the requestee may only have agreed to a trivial request out of politeness, this forms a bond which - when the requestee attempts to justify the decision to themselves - may be mistaken for a genuine affinity with the requester, or an interest in the subject of the request. When a future request is made, the requestee will feel obliged to act consistently with the earlier one.[5] The reversed approach - making a deliberately outlandish opening demand so that a subsequent, milder request will be accepted - is known as the door-in-the-face technique. Classic experiments[edit] In an early study, a team of psychologists telephoned housewives in California and asked if the women would answer a few questions about the household products they used. [edit] Environmental applications[edit] Examples[edit] "Can I go over to Suzy's house for an hour?

" Charitable donation[edit] Notes.