Topic: social influence and persuasion.
7. Differentiate between persuasion and influence. Do does persuasion results in changing decision-making patterns and ways? Substantiate with examples.
Difficulty level: Moderate
Why the question:
The question is part of the static syllabus of General studies paper – 4 and part of Mission-2023 Secure.
Key Demand of the question:
To distinguish between persuasion and influence and its role in decision making.
Substantiate – When you are asked to Substantiate, you must pass a sound judgement about the truth of the given statement in the question or the topic based on evidence. You must appraise the worth of the statement in question using suitable case studies or/ and examples.
Structure of the answer:
Start by clearly defining Persuasion and Influence In your own words.
Through suitable illustrations, highlight the contrasting approaches of a Persuasion and Influence. Use examples to clearly outline the difference between the two.
Next, bring out how to it helps in changing decision making. Use examples to substantiate your argument.
Conclude with a balanced opinion.