Projection as an Interpersonal Influence Tactic: The Effects of the Pot Calling the Kettle Black

  title={Projection as an Interpersonal Influence Tactic: The Effects of the Pot Calling the Kettle Black},
  author={Derek D Rucker and Anthony Pratkanis},
  journal={Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin},
  pages={1494 - 1507}
In his analysis of Nazi propaganda, Ellis Freeman identified an influence tactic based on projection: accusing another person of the negative traits and behaviors that one possesses and exhibits with the goal of deflecting blame away from one’s own misdeeds and toward the accused. Although the use of projection as an influence tactic is not limited to fascist regimes and its consequences can be socially devastating, the projection tactic has not been subjected to experimental analysis. In four… Expand

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