4.5.10

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Dear all,

This blog will not be updated from today onwards as the course that provides its posts is no longer running.

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Henry Khiat

7.9.09

Words from the Webmaster

Dear all,



Once again, another two batches of students have completed the course on the basics of qualitative social research. This time round, some selected participant observational research done by the students are put up. At the same time, students' video demonstrations of the various persuasion techniques in social psychology are included. Hope you enjoy them!


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Henry Khiat

Persuasion Techniques: Technique based on Scarity

To limit the sup­ply of a prod­uct or ser­vice in some way to increase scarcity of an offer. Because it’s a proven fact that scarcity sells. It’s that age­less law of sup­ply and demand. The less the supply is, the greater the demand will be.



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Persuasion Techniques: Bait and Switch

In retail sales, a bait and switch is a form of fraud in which the party putting forth the fraud lures in customers by advertising a product or service at an unprofitably low price, then reveals to potential customers that the advertised good is not available but that a substitute is.



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Persuasion Techniques: That's not all Technique

When offering or conceding something to somebody, rather than give it to them as a final item, give it in incremental pieces. Do not allow them to respond to each piece you give them -- keep on offering more.



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Persuasion Techniques: Low Ball Technique

The Low-ball works by first gaining commitment to an idea or item at a lower cost than you really intend to charge, then, using the fact that people will behave consistently with their earlier commitments you change the agreement.
The strategy creates an illusion of irrevocability so that a person believes that a decision made (at lower costs) cannot be reversed, he/she may consider a handshake the close of the deal and therefore have a responsibility to commit to it to the very end.



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Persuasion Techniques: Foot in the door

Foot-in-the-door technique (FITD) is a compliance tactic that involves getting a person to agree to a large request by first setting them up by having that person agree to a modest request.



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