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The evoking freedom or "but you are free" (BYAF) technique is a social influence tactic that offers recipients the freedom to accept or decline a request. This research tested the effectiveness of the evoking freedom technique in two field experiments. Participants were asked either to complete a survey (Experiment 1) or to allow a stranger to borrow their mobile phone to make a call (Experiment 2) on an urban university campus. Half of the requests involved language that evoked freedom, and half of the requests were direct. In both experiments, results showed significantly greater compliance in the evoking freedom condition. This research extends previous work by demonstrating the effectiveness of the technique using a high-stakes request and in a culture other than that of France, where the majority of evoking freedom studies have been conducted.
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Name: The Journal of social psychology
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Experimental data on thin films of cylinder-forming block copolymers (BC)-free-standing BC membranes as well as supported BC films-strongly suggest that the local orientation of the BC patterns is cou...
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This column differentiates the role of psychotherapist from the role of advocate for our patients. It introduces and provides an overview of areas worthy of advocacy efforts that are encapsulated as F...
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In 2015 the Norwegian government, after initiative from user organizations, decided to implement medication free inpatient treatment units. The goal is to secure real options to medication...
The main objective of the study is to assess the "FreeDom" innovative strategy (FreeO2 at Domicile) to reduce hospitalization duration in patients with COPD exacerbation. This strategy ass...
The purpose of this study is to evaluate whether the Iowa/Nucleus 10/10 mm in one ear, in conjunction with a Nucleus Freedom implant in the other ear can provide useful binaural hearing in...
The purposes of this study are to confirm that the Freedom Driver System is a suitable pneumatic driver for clinically stable TAH-t subjects, and that patients and lay caregivers can be t...
Observational comparison on Incidence of Pressure Injury between the Freedom Bed Automated Continuous lateral Rotation Therapy System and Manual Caregiver Re-positioning every 2 hours on a...
Distensibility measure of a chamber such as the lungs (LUNG COMPLIANCE) or bladder. Compliance is expressed as a change in volume per unit change in pressure.
A behavior therapy technique in which deep muscle relaxation is used to inhibit the effects of graded anxiety-evoking stimuli.
A beta-2 agonist catecholamine that has cardiac stimulant action without evoking vasoconstriction or tachycardia. It is proposed as a cardiotonic after myocardial infarction or open heart surgery.
Devices for accelerating charged particles in a spiral path by a constant-frequency alternating electric field. This electric field is synchronized with the movement of the particles in a constant magnetic field.
Freedom from activity.