Buy Influence The Psychology of Persuasion by PhD Robert B. Cialdini (paperback)


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“Influence The Psychology of Persuasion” is a book written by Robert Cialdini, first published in 1984. It explores the psychology behind why people say “yes” and how individuals can influence others to comply with their requests.

Cialdini identifies six key principles of influence

  1. Reciprocity People feel obligated to repay others for what they have received. By giving something first, individuals can increase the likelihood of receiving something in return.
  2. Commitment and Consistency: People strive to act consistently with their past behavior and commitments. Once individuals make a public commitment or take a stand, they are more likely to stick to it, even if it involves effort or sacrifice.
  3. Social Proof: People look to the actions and behaviors of others to guide their own decisions and actions. By highlighting the popularity or consensus surrounding a particular choice or behavior, individuals can influence others to follow suit.
  4. Authority: People tend to obey figures of authority and trust their expertise. By presenting oneself as knowledgeable and credible, individuals can increase their persuasive power.
  5. Liking: People are more likely to say “yes” to those they know, like, and trust. By building rapport, finding common ground, and expressing genuine interest in others, individuals can enhance their likability and influence.
  6. Scarcity People place a higher value on things that are perceived as rare, limited, or in high demand. By emphasizing the scarcity or exclusivity of a product or opportunity, individuals can create a sense of urgency and persuade others to take action.

Through real-world examples, research findings, and practical strategies, “Influence” provides insights into the psychology of persuasion and offers actionable techniques for effectively influencing others in various contexts, including sales, marketing, negotiations, and everyday interactions.

Weight0.3 kg
Dimensions12 × 2 × 8 cm


Book Author

Robert B. Cialdini, PhD





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