Hidden Persuasion: 33 Psychological Influences Techniques in Advertising

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Laurence King Publishing, 28 janv. 2014 - 192 pages

Visual messages are omnipresent in our daily life. They are constantly attempting to persuade us to buy, learn, and act. Some are more successful than others in influencing our behavior and choices.

What is the secret power of these messages? How do they succeed in changing our behavior?

This book explains the psychology behind fifty effective influence techniques of visual persuasion and how to apply them. The techniques range from influence essentials to more obscure and insidious methods. The reader will gain deep insights into how visual means are constructed to influence behavior and decision making on an unconscious level.

All techniques are supported by rich visual references and additional information on the psychology of behavior change. This publication is not just an eye-opener for professionals and students in the communication and design fields, but also for anybody who wants to understand how our behavior is influenced unconsciously by advertising, social campaigns, and government messages.

The book is co-authored by leading figures in social influence and visual persuasion. It is designed as an accessible modern reference book for creating and understanding persuasive visual imagery.


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Marc Andrews is a psychologist, art director and designer. He holds a master's degree in Behavioural Science and a Master of Arts in Graphical/Editorial Design. In Design, he earned his master's degree (with honours) by exploring the rhetorical, semiotical, and psychological dimensions of visual argumentation. Since 2008, he has been a partner of andrews:degen (andrewsdegen.com), a creative agency for visual communication in Amsterdam. In addition, he teaches Design Psychology and Design Theory in The Netherlands, and has provided lectures and workshops on social design at several international design academiesDr. Matthijs van Leeuwen is an assistant professor of Social Influence and Persuasion at the Radboud University of Nijmegen. His research focusses on direct and long-term change using high involvement persuasion techniques, and how to circumvent behavioural resistance. A second research focus is on exploring the unconscious associations that can predict future behaviour, using a wide array of implicit measurement tools. As a teacher, he lectures and instructs graduates and research masters students in the real-life application of scientifically validated influence techniques. Finally, he is a scientific advisor at db-abs (db-abs.com) and provides lectures for commercial and governmental agencies on behavioural resistance.Prof. dr. Rick van Baaren is professor of Behavioural change and Society at Radboud University Nijmegen. His research focuses on different kinds of conscious and unconscious behavioural influence and has been published in authoritative international scientific journals. His work has also been featured in the New York Times, the Discovery Channel and Die Welt, among others. Furthermore, van Baaren is founder of the new and unique Master's programme "Behavioural Change" at Radboud University Nijmegen. This programme is dedicated to training master students to become behavioural change experts who combine an excellent scientific foundation with keen grasp of real world application. Finally, van Baaren serves as an external advisor on behavioural change for several agencies and television programmes.

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