Psychological Mind Reading Experiment: Manipulation Revealed (Reactance Theory, Psychology)

Psychological Mind Reading Experiment: Manipulation Revealed (Reactance Theory, Psychology)



“Tidy up your room!” – “Not now …”
“You’ll never make it.” – “I will prove to you …”

We do not like it when someone tells us what we can do and what we cannot do. If we fear a restriction of our freedom, we often respond with reactance.
But are there ways to avoid reactant behaviour? In the studies of Gueguen & Pascual (2000, 2006) a “magic formula” yielded promising results…

Keywords:
Mind Reading – Psychology – Manipulation – Reactance – Jack Brehm – reactance theory – Social Psychology – Persuasion – Waiting Drivers – Grafitti – studies – commodity theory – Gueguen – Pennebaker – Ruback – Zellinger – “But you are free to accept or refuse” – offer choices – education – Magic Card Trick – Mind Control – Brain – learning psychology

Author: Eskil Burck
www.learningpsychology.net

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January 2, 2014 / 20 Comments / by / in
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