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Matt Abrahams - Communication Studies

Mind Control

Nothing is so unbelievable that oratory cannot make it acceptable. 
                                                     -Marcus Tullius Cicero

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Course Description

Welcome to our exciting learning community!  Mind Control: Persuasion & Propaganda combines the concepts covered in Psych 1 and Speech 1 by focusing on the topic of persuasion and social influence.  This class is a hands-on practical class that provides an introduction to the theory, basic principles, and methods of psychology and effective oral communication. 

We believe that true learning only occurs when everyone is involved and interested in the material presented.  Our class will consist of a combination of lectures, discussions, group activities, projects, and speeches.  Through constructive feedback, we will all have the opportunity to teach and help each other.  I encourage you to use this course to explore and broaden your world view.  


Mind Control: Persuasion and Propaganda 2015 Green Sheet (in PDF format)

-Assignments and examples

Extra Credit (
Please complete by April 15 at 5PM)

Interview Tips and Articles

Using Numbers to Know Us

Outline form 

Sample Victim of Persuasion

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Communication Studies

Last Updated: 4/20/16