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To persuade people, should we emphasise common ground?

I remember reading a few years back about a piece of research or a theory in social psychology. The research found that a speaker should emphasise common ground when trying to persuade their listeners to change their opinion. By contrast, if they stressed how much their opinions diverged, the listeners would actually move further away from speaker's ideas than they were before. In other words, a conciliatory tone might be better than a strident attack if we want to persuade people. Does this ring a bell with anyone?
posted by dontjumplarry on Aug 13, 2013 - 15 answers

It'd be improper to tell him his joke made me suicidal, I guess.

I keep finding myself in a peculiar and incredibly disheartening group social dynamic. I need practical guidance on how to "fix" the latest one, and maybe some suggestions on how to head these things off before we get to Suicidal Ideation pass. [more inside]
posted by Fee Phi Faux Phumb I Smell t'Socks o' a Puppetman! on Jun 22, 2013 - 58 answers

Need a name for a social science concept

Is there a "collusion number"? (A number past which a cartel is very likely to dissolve?) [more inside]
posted by Make Way for Ducklings! on Oct 4, 2011 - 8 answers

Psychologists who research GLBTQ families?

I'm a history student, tossing around a project about the construction of collective memories in the GLBTQ community. I am wondering what psychologists might have to say about this topic. [more inside]
posted by besonders on Apr 13, 2011 - 2 answers

An appeal to authority - Social Sciences boffins please read

Are the results of Bob Altemeyer's research, as presented most recently in his book The Authoritarians, solid? [more inside]
posted by jtron on Aug 4, 2010 - 5 answers

Why men in the VIP are insecure?

Help me find this article: It's written buy a guy who used to work at nightclubs & it's an "inside look" at how nightclubs are designed to make men feel inferior & insecure so that they get expensive VIP table service. My google-fu has failed me and I don't remember where I saw the article. [more inside]
posted by MesoFilter on Jul 3, 2010 - 4 answers

Is there kinkdar?

Kinkdar. Can you guess bedroom preferences from normal everyday behavior? [more inside]
posted by svolix on Apr 30, 2008 - 24 answers

UC-Irvine or Penn State?

Social Psychology Ph.D. from Penn State? Or Psychology and Social Behavior Ph.D. from University of California at Irvine? [more inside]
posted by billysumday on Mar 4, 2008 - 9 answers

Help find a book for a Social Psych course

Bookfilter: Books on prejudice and concealed identities? [more inside]
posted by lassie on Dec 29, 2007 - 17 answers

Scholarship on stereotyping accurately!

What are the best scholarly books and articles in any field that would bear on how you might rapidly assess a person and predict aspects of his or her behavior based on various easily (not *necessarily* instantly) ascertainable characteristics (demographic information, body language, speaking patterns, ethnicity, education, etc.)? [more inside]
posted by shivohum on Feb 26, 2007 - 12 answers

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