9 Best Articles on Persuasion
The most useful articles on persuasion from around the web—beginners to advanced—curated by thought leaders and our community. We focus on timeless pieces and update the list whenever we discover new, must-read articles or videos—make sure to bookmark and revisit this page.
Top 5 Persuasion Articles
At a glance: these are the articles that have been most read, shared, and saved on persuasion by Refind users in 2023 so far.
- 4 Sneaky Ways You Can Use Psychology to Get What You Want From a Conversation
- Brainwashing has a grim history that we shouldn’t dismiss
- Master the Art of Influence — Persuasion as a Skill and Habit
- How to Get Anyone to Do Anything (Ep. 463)
- Learning the Language of Influence and Persuasion
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Science Of Persuasion
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How to Get Anyone to Do Anything (Ep. 463)
The social psychologist Robert Cialdini is a pioneer in the science of persuasion. His 1984 book Influence is a classic, and he has just published an expanded and revised edition. In this episode of…
«the seven psychological levers that bewitch our rational minds and lead us to buy, behave, or believe without a second thought.»
How to tell the difference between persuasion and manipulation
We influence each other in many ways besides pure reason. What’s the moral difference between persuasion and manipulation?
Short on time? Check out these useful short articles on persuasion—all under 10 minutes.
Brainwashing has a grim history that we shouldn’t dismiss
Scientific research and historical accounts can help us identify and dissect the threat of ‘coercive persuasion’
«Pavlov observed that sudden stress immersion, sleep deprivation, isolation and methodical patience all contributed to the alteration of dogs’ behaviours.»
Learning the Language of Influence and Persuasion
In a discussion of her new book, Influence is Your Superpower, Yale SOM’s Zoe Chance outlined strategies that make people want to say yes to you.
«Framing something as a pattern break attracts attention from the Gator, who otherwise ignores everything that conforms to expectations»
4 Sneaky Ways You Can Use Psychology to Get What You Want From a Conversation
These very small tweaks make you dramatically more persuasive.
Can political persuasion be something more than manipulation?
Kant argued that persuasion was a product of manipulation and deception. But it can also be a force for good in civic life
The dying art of persuasion
Culture warriors on both the Left and Right are too scared of changing their minds
These are some of the most-read long-form articles on persuasion.
Master the Art of Influence — Persuasion as a Skill and Habit
As a product leader at Google and Reddit, Tyler Odean uses persuasion as a tool in his everyday job. Here's what he's learned through experience and research about being influential at work.
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Follow the Freakonomics Radio podcast for weekly episodes that explore the hidden side of everything — with host Stephen J. Dubner.
Aeon is a magazine of ideas and culture. Psyche is our sister magazine focused on the human condition. Visit http://aeon.co and http://psyche.co for more.
Challenging the herd with new and bold thinking in philosophy, politics and culture.
Bestselling author of "Hooked" and "Indistractable"
Harvard Business Review
The best ideas in business and management to help people, organizations, and economies work better.
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