Flashcards in Topic 1: Theories and Concepts_Coercion VS Persuasion Deck (4)
Definition of Coercion
A forceful technique to make people act according to the coercer's wishes and, presumably, contrary to their preference.
- coercer's wishes
Coercion occurs under these circumstances: (there are 3)
- Delivers a believable threat of significant physical or emotional harm to those who refuse the directive
- Remove the individual of some measure of freedom and independence
- Attempt to induce the individual to act contrary to his/her preferences.
Examples of coercion
Ban of smoking
Enforcement of seat belt laws