The Effect of the “Evoking Freedom” Technique on an Unusual and Disturbing Request

  title={The Effect of the “Evoking Freedom” Technique on an Unusual and Disturbing Request},
  author={N. Gu{\'e}guen and Fabien Silone and M. David and A. Pascual},
  journal={Psychological Reports},
  pages={936 - 940}
  • N. Guéguen, Fabien Silone, +1 author A. Pascual
  • Published 2015
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Psychological Reports
  • The “evoking freedom” technique consists in soliciting someone to comply with a request by simply saying that she is free to accept or to refuse the request. However, previous studies used low cost requests. The present study examined the magnitude of this technique associated with a more disturbing and costly request. Sixty men and 60 women aged approximately 20–25 years walking in the street were asked by a male confederate to hold a closed transparent box containing a live trap-door spider… CONTINUE READING
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