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The Psychology Influence of Persuasion : Revised Edition - Robert B. Cialdini, PhD

The Psychology Influence of Persuasion

Revised Edition

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Influence, the classic book on persuasion, explains the psychology of why people say "yes"—and how to apply these understandings. Dr. Robert Cialdini is the seminal expert in the rapidly expanding field of influence and persuasion. His thirty-five years of rigorous, evidence-based research along with a three-year program of study on what moves people to change behavior has resulted in this highly acclaimed book.

You'll learn the six universal principles, how to use them to become a skilled persuader—and how to defend yourself against them. Perfect for people in all walks of life, the principles of Influence will move you toward profound personal change and act as a driving force for your success.

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About the Author

Dr. Robert Cialdini has spent his entire career researching the science of influence earning him an international reputation as an expert in the fields of persuasion, compliance, and negotiation.

His books including, Influence: Science & Practice, are the result of decades of peer-reviewed research on why people comply with requests. Influence has sold over 2 million copies, is a New York Times Bestseller and has been published in twenty-seven languages.

Because of the world-wide recognition of Dr. Cialdini’s cutting edge scientific research and his ethical business and policy applications, he is frequently regarded as the “Godfather of influence.”

Dr. Cialdini received his Ph.D from the University of North Carolina and post doctoral training from Columbia University. He has held Visiting Scholar Appointments at Ohio State University, the University of California, the Annenberg School of Communications, and the Graduate School of Business of Stanford University. Currently, Dr Cialdini is Regents’ Professor Emeritus of Psychology and Marketing at Arizona State University.

Dr. Cialdini is President of INFLUENCE AT WORK; focusing on ethical influence training, corporate keynote programs, and the CMCT (Cialdini Method Certified Trainer) program.

Dr. Cialdini’s clients include such organizations as Google, Microsoft, Cisco Systems, Bayer, Coca Cola, KPMG, AstraZeneca, Ericsson, Kodak, Merrill Lynch, Nationwide Insurance, Pfizer, AAA, Northern Trust, IBM, Prudential, The Mayo Clinic, GlaxoSmithKline, Harvard University – Kennedy School, The Weather Channel, the United States Department of Justice, and NATO.

For markters, this book is among the most important books written in the last ten years.

Includes bibliographical references (p. [293]-309) and index. - Contents:Weapons of influence -- Reciprocation : the old give and take--and take -- Commitment and consistency : hobgoblins of the mind -- Social proof : truths are us -- Liking : the friendly thief -- Authority : directed deference -- Scarcity : the rule of the few -- Epilogue. Instant influence : primitive consent for an automatic age - Contents:Weapons of influence -- Reciprocation : the old give and take...and take -- Commitment and consistency : hobgoblins of the mind -- Social proof : truths are us -- Liking : the friendly thief -- Authority : directed deference -- Scarcity : the rule of the few -- Epilogue. Instant influence : primitive consent for an automatic age.

ISBN: 9780061899874
ISBN-10: 0061899879
Series: Collins Business Essentials
Audience: General
Format: ePUB
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 336
Published: 2nd June 2009