This paper examines various strategies and methods of persuasion and influence, whether for financial gain or other purposes.
# 68451 | 1,053 words | 3 sources | MLA | 2006 |
Published on Aug 20, 2006 in Communication (Mass Media) , Advertising (Industry-Specific) , Sociology (Media and Society) , Ethics (General)
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This paper discusses the cause and effects of cult influences, while also detailing the four main methods of defense against these particular manipulation tactics. The writer of this paper stresses the importance of protecting ourselves against these specific influences, by understanding the warning signs associated with cults. This paper explores the bias of self-serving cults, which are well known and should be recognized easily. This paper focuses on another manipulation and influential tactic, which is used by the media in advertising. The writer of this paper also discusses the ethical and moral aspects surrounding these coercion tactics.
From the Paper:"Another method of influence that comes on us is through frames and they are used for both good of the people or evil. The frames are manipulative to put individuals in a situation where they would find it very difficult to get out of. The frames are formed in a manner where they can not be determined easily as ordinary persons are too busy to realize that they are facing an issue which has been framed. The method of avoiding this is to remember that one has to make all decisions for oneself with full responsibility. One of the areas when this is used in convincing people to purchase some not needed items. To avoid this people have to ask themselves whether they need the item, or whether they have greater needs for their money. One has also to find out if the seller would be making a benefit from the purchase, and this is to be found out. When this matter is being hidden one can be certain that one is being framed. The method of defending oneself is to suggest alternate strategies to the individual and see the reaction."
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