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The Delphi Technique

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posted on Jan, 14 2005 @ 02:43 PM
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The Delphi Technique should be required reading for all humans young and old. If you know how your opponent thinks, you can avoid his traps.


In group settings, the Delphi Technique is an unethical method of achieving consensus on controversial topics. It requires well-trained professionals, known as "facilitators" or "change agents," who deliberately escalate tension among group members, pitting one faction against another to make a preordained viewpoint appear "sensible," while making opposing views appear ridiculous.



The Delphi Technique works. It is very effective with parents, teachers, school children, and community groups. The "targets" rarely, if ever, realize that they are being manipulated. If they do suspect what is happening, they do not know how to end the process. The facilitator seeks to polarize the group in order to become an accepted member of the group and of the process. The desired idea is then placed on the table and individual opinions are sought during discussion. Soon, associates from the divided group begin to adopt the idea as if it were their own, and they pressure the entire group to accept their proposition.



This strategy also works in a face-to-face, one-on-one meeting with anyone trained to use the Delphi Technique.


Know when you are being 'Delphied'.

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posted on Jan, 14 2005 @ 07:10 PM
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hehe isn't social engineering fun.
Good thing to know, just don't try and use it on a psychology teacher.



posted on Jan, 14 2005 @ 07:40 PM
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In her book Educating for the New World Order, author and educator Beverly Eakman makes numerous references to the need of those in power to preserve the illusion that there is "community participation in decision-making processes, while in fact lay citizens are being squeezed out."


Kind of rings true if you look at current events.....

BTW, I bet even a psychology teacher would be susceptible.....just because they teach the curriculum doesn't mean they'll recognize it in a real world aplication


Good Find, smallpeeps

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