"Tidy up your room!" - "Not now ..."
"You'll never make it." - "I will prove to you ..."
We do not like it when someone tells us what we can do and what we cannot do. If we fear a restriction of our freedom, we often respond with reactance.
But are there ways to avoid reactant behaviour? In the studies of Gueguen & Pascual (2000, 2006) a "magic formula" yielded promising results...
Mind Reading - Psychology - Manipulation - Reactance - Jack Brehm - reactance theory - Social Psychology - Persuasion - Waiting Drivers - Grafitti - studies - commodity theory - Gueguen - Pennebaker - Ruback - Zellinger - "But you are free to accept or refuse" - offer choices - education - Magic Card Trick - Mind Control - Brain - learning psychology
Author: Eskil Burck