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The Theory of Reverse PsychologyThe Theory of Reverse PsychologyDestinee AndersonPSY301: Social PsychologyInstructor: Karen Weaver19 June 2017
The Theory of Reverse PsychologyThinking back in my early adolescent years, I can recall many instances when reversepsychology benefited me, especially, with my peers. I would use my charm of persuasion totypically lure them into doing pretty much whatever I wanted, if it was reasonable. Oncereaching adulthood, I wanted a better understanding as to how reverse psychology actually worksand why.How can anyone not know that they are actually being deceived into doing whatsomeone else wants them to do? Or are they just playing the role? Does reverse psychology onlywork on the weak minded and if so why? When trying to influence someone, there are severaldoable and effective strategies to disposal of, and based on this study, "Reverse Psychology" isfrequently one of those choices. However, most people don't know how to pick the right strategyfor a given situationAccording toHealthguidence.org,”The idea of reverse psychology was originallyintroduced in 1970 by the German psychologists, Adorno and Horkheimer”.Reverse psychologyis an act of persuasion which is like one another if not the same. To understand how reversepsychology is applied and is successful, one must learn what persuasion is and the characteristicsof persuasion and the persuader. Persuasion is defined as the activity or truth of influencingsomeone or of being convinced to do or think something. Of the modes of persuasion furnishedby the spoken word there are three kinds. The first kind depends on the personal character of thespeaker; the second on putting the audience into a certain frame of mind; the third on the proof,or apparent proof, provided by the words of the speech itself. Persuasion is achieved by thespeaker’s personal character when the speech is so spoken as to make us think him credible....hischaracter may almost be called the most effective means of persuasion he possesses”(Demırdöğen, Ü. D. (2010). A typical procedure which requires some serious energy, comprisesof various strides, and effectively includes the beneficiary of the message. It likewise includes
The Theory of Reverse Psychologythe use of images, with messages transmitted essentially through dialect with its rich, socialimplications. Having a persuasive influence does not consequently or definitely succeed.

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