I thought about wearing a suit for today’s episode, but decided against it. Why? Authority, or the illusion of authority, is a powerful thing,
If I wear a suit, you might take the words I say at face value. You’ll be more likely to believe me, even if experience should tell you I’m wrong.
Luckily for you, I don’t want you to believe me when I’m wrong. Not so easily, anyway.
We’re diving back into Robert Cialdini’s “Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion,” to learn a bit about why it’s so easy to follow the leader, even when you know you shouldn’t.
Oh, and Tom bought a green screen.
Things mentioned in this episode:
- How To Subscribe To The Podcast
- Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion, by Robert Cialdini
- Robert Cialdini
- Weapons of Influence #1: Reciprocation (Ep. 186)
- Weapons of Influence #2: Commitment and Consistency (Ep. 189)
- Weapons of Influence #3: Social Proof (Ep. 193)
- Weapons of Influence #4: Liking (Ep. 195)
- Elgato Green Screen
- Elgato Game Capture HD60
- Elgato Stream Deck
- Spotify (iOS | Android)
- Podcast Addict (Android)
- Pocket Casts (iOS | Android)
- Milgram experiment
- Bruce Lee
- How to Go from Merely Good to Truly Great (Ep. 178)
- Catch Me If You Can (2002), on Rotten Tomatoes
- Catch Me If You Can, by Frank Abagnale
- Frank Abagnale
- Change My View subreddit
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- 0:01:41 – How to subscribe to the podcast
- 0:05:12 – Perceiving and being influenced by authority
- 0:23:34 – Exposure to conflict and finding your moral stance
- 0:30:53 – Being afraid of people whom you perceive as authoritative
- 0:34:57 – Viewing things from a position of authority
- 0:40:41 – Tricking people by resembling authoritative figures
- 0:52:34 – Conclusion
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