October 13, 2014
COM 200 (601)
Born Digital CriticalDirected Response
Since the day I was born, ties between technology and communication have
changed dramatically. In my time, one has always been a part of another- telephones,
Internet, and r
September 5, 2014
Com 200 (601)
Process Essay 1
My mom has always told me Be careful what you post, because once its on
the Internet, its there forever. While a part of me has always disregarded her oldfashioned opinions, this advice stuck wit
COM 200 (600)
November 24, 2014
Directed Response #3
The Filter Bubble: What the Internet is Hiding From Us by Eli Pariser
considers the dark sides of Internet personalization. The central premise in this
book is that the Internet is not this
For the Suburgatory trailer, identify the language and nonverbal elements that contribute to
persuasion. In the video you heard euphemisms, double-speak, naming and labeling. You will
also saw examples of varying levels of self-esteem and an
The Firehouse sub image from chapter 1 is an example of pure persuasion. The image is clear
cut and to the point. It is persuading viewers to buy their new food and the image is giving their
food an appealing look. It is obvious it is a food image and the
RNC Chairman Reince Priebus: Obama in love with his own voice
This is unethical because of the language used by Reince Priebus to persuade people to think
negatively of the President. He commented about the President repetitively saying that we need
How does nonverbal influence affect credibility? What effect does her use of paralinguistic such
as "uh" and "you know" have on her credibility? Use the concepts in the book to cite what
factors contribute to their credibility.
In Eye to Eye: Hillary Clin
The first link I looked at was the Oreo image. My first reaction was this is a gay pride
statement. Not only because Pride was written below the Oreo but because the rainbow colors
have always being associated with gay pride and it was be extreme for Oreo
Structuring and Ordering Persuasive Messages
-Aristotle defined: the faculty of discovering all the available means of persuasion.
-Today: often used in conjunction with words such as empty or meaningless
-Ancient Greeks: an essential ingredient
Note the differences in audience response to each situation. Answer the following questions:
1. What behaviors illustrated that group conformity was occurring in each situation?
2. What evidence of 'non-conforming' individual reaction did yo
What is an Attitude in 20 words or less?
Attitude- psychological tendency that is expressed by evaluating a particular entity with some
degree of favor or disfavor
Attitudes reflect tendencies or predispositions to respond to things in predictable ways
Conformity as persuasion
Norms are expectations held by a group of people about what behaviors or opinions are
right or wrong, good or bad
Explicit norms are written or spoken openly
o Road signs indicate how fast you are permitted to drive
Intro to Persuasion- What Constitutes Persuasion?
Pure vs. Borderline Cases of Persuasion
Pure- clear cut cases on which most people would agree
Borderline- the boundary or peripheral of what we normally think of as persuasion
Limiting Criteria- How to se
Is persuasion in general unethical?
Persuasion is what people rely on when things arent peachy keen or needs havent
been met or relationships are less than ideal
Persuasion is not a dirty word; it is used to the dirty work of convincing others when
Intro to Persuasion
Four Benefits of Studying Persuasion
o Instrumental Function-Useful tools that enables you to become a more effective
persuader yourself. Serves as a means to an end.
Enables you to make choices based on situational needs and interest
Midterm Review Slides!
Ethos is also known as.
Ethos is also known as.CREDIBILITY.
Credibility is a .-based construct.
Credibility is a receiver-based construct.
Name the three primary dimensions used to measure c