Psychology Phenomena {2} ~ Reverse Psychology

Reverse psychology is a technique involving the assertion of a belief or behaviour that is opposite to the one desired, with the expectation that this approach will encourage the subject of the persuasion to do what is actually desired. This technique relies on the psychological phenomenon of reactance, in which a person has a negative emotional reaction to being persuaded, and thus chooses the option which is being advocated against. This may work especially well on a person who is resistant by nature, while direct requests works best for people who are compliant. The one being manipulated is usually unaware of what is really going on.

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  1. and then if the resistant subject is aware of the technique, reverse reverse psychology would be required. and if they are aware of *that* technique….

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