Breakout sessions allow you to interact closely with your peers to exchange ideas about the content you are learning. For each breakout session blog, you will have the opportunity to explore big ideas in the field of social psychology, reflect on your classmates’ thinking, and evaluate how your own learning evolves through these interactions.
For this assignment, you will submit an initial blog post and one follow-up post. Respond to the following prompts:
Initial Post: After completing this week’s selected readings (attached), describe these two sales techniques: foot in the door and door in the face. Give real-life examples of each one of these. How might you use both techniques in real life to convince someone to buy or agree to something they might not normally do?
Follow-Up Post: Synthesize what you have learned during this module’s blogging activities as a comment to your initial blog post. Has your thinking changed from exchanging ideas with classmates and experiencing their perspectives? How do you feel an understanding of the psychology of persuasive techniques is useful? Do you feel an understanding of the psychology of changing people’s attitudes and behaviors can be dangerous? Explain your reasoning.
To complete this assignment, review the Breakout Session Blog Rubric document.