Tags: confidence tricks, psychology, Trickery |
Well, THIS was a bit of cognitive dissonance. Among science-fiction fans, a “Guide to the Con” is a 1-sheet synopsis for newbies attending their first SF convention (known for short, and ubiquitously, as a “con”); it doesn’t refer to swindles (AKA confidence games or con games).
You might care to look into the research of Henrich on the (possibly evolved) distinction within Authority of Dominance versus Prestige.
I will thanks! The inspiration for this comic was from Robert B. Cialdini’s book “Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion”
Ape, not monkey
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