Define persuasion, manipulation, and coercion. Your definitions should clearly distinguish the terms from one another.  What two key elements make persuasion more ethical than manipulation and coercion?  Using specific examples from your experience, illustrate each of these three types of communication.


Persuasion is the capability of thinking based on rational judgment. It always persuaded by verbal or non-verbal gestures which elicit relevant emotions or appeal to rational thinking. In this way, a message is often mediating. It always works in a way which completely allows a person to make a rational decision. For this purpose, cognitive psychology creates and transforms through phases.


For manipulating someone, often abusive, deceptive and underhanded tactics have been adopted. It is a skillful manner to change the behavior and perception of others. It differs from Persuasion in the sense as it adopts the use of negative approaches toward the changing of other’s behavior. An unknowing victim is brought under the domination of manipulator by using the deception.


It is also meant to change the behavior and perception of others through the use of force. It is by force to change one’s mind and way of acting in a certain manner. In another way, it means to bring about by force. The cause of learning and psychological adoption of anything is meant to force psychological in a coercive manner.

Persuasion is more ethical as it always based on rational judgment and always allows a non-deceptive way of decision. In manipulation and coercion, the forced behavior is always brought through the negativity of behavioral ways (Stiff & Mongeau, 2016). For example, I can agree a person go with me only when I give any valid reason instead of forcing them or by telling them a lie. It is also now becoming the part of our communication in our daily life.