Most Common Types of Non-Rational Appeals

Most Common Types of Non-Rational Appeals

According to "The Exploitation of Superstitions for Purposes of Psychological Warfare," there's five types of non-rational appeals: 

1. Prophecies concerning future events, either optimistic or pessimistic.

2. Belief in protective devices & acts.

3. "Fringe" or "radical" religions, particularly those maintaining that the end of the world is at hand.

4. Belief in magical phenomena, miracles, etc.

5. Fatalistic attitudes towards one's chances of escaping harm.

All of these appeals, in varying degrees, may produce behavior which runs contrary to the needs of a society at war.
— The RAND Corporation
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