Title

The Effect of Neurolinguistic Programming on the Influence of Choice in Humans by Use of Anchoring

Author(s)

Jayanth Vemula

School Name

Spring Valley High School

Grade Level

10th Grade

Presentation Topic

Psychology and Sociology

Presentation Type

Non-Mentored

Abstract

Neurolinguistic Programming (NLP) is a system of therapy used to increase the effectiveness of communication in people and change the patterns in one’s mental state. To see if NLP could be used to influence people’s choice an experiment was conducted. This research used the technique of anchoring to attach emotional thoughts to objects. Three different pairs of identical objects were used and with the use of NLP, positive thoughts were attached to one of the identical objects and negative feelings were attached to the other. The purpose of this was to get the subject to pick the object with positive feelings anchored to it. Three t-tests were done to calculate if there was enough evidence to support the claim μ > 0.5. Trial 1 - t (25) = 0.6408, p < 0.05, Trial 2 - t (25) = -0.2004, p < 0.05, and Trial 3 - t (25) = 1.020, p < 0.05.

Start Date

4-11-2015 11:45 AM

End Date

4-11-2015 12:00 PM

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Apr 11th, 11:45 AM Apr 11th, 12:00 PM

The Effect of Neurolinguistic Programming on the Influence of Choice in Humans by Use of Anchoring

Neurolinguistic Programming (NLP) is a system of therapy used to increase the effectiveness of communication in people and change the patterns in one’s mental state. To see if NLP could be used to influence people’s choice an experiment was conducted. This research used the technique of anchoring to attach emotional thoughts to objects. Three different pairs of identical objects were used and with the use of NLP, positive thoughts were attached to one of the identical objects and negative feelings were attached to the other. The purpose of this was to get the subject to pick the object with positive feelings anchored to it. Three t-tests were done to calculate if there was enough evidence to support the claim μ > 0.5. Trial 1 - t (25) = 0.6408, p < 0.05, Trial 2 - t (25) = -0.2004, p < 0.05, and Trial 3 - t (25) = 1.020, p < 0.05.