The Power Of Situations Rhetorical Analysis

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Critique of “The Power of Situations” "The Power of Situations”, by Lee Ross and Richard E. Nisbett, explains to the reader that the way humans respond to a situation is looked at wrong by most individuals. The authors tell how most people look at the wrong side of situations. On most occasions people look to see who the situation is happening to, instead of focusing on the situation itself and the proper responses that one would expect to see. The information in this passage would be most relevant to a student pursuing a psychology degree. Although, it could be read with purpose by anyone with interests in psychology. The authors provide accurate and significant information, while giving a great interpretation for the reader to understand.
They say that research has shown that past experiences and behaviors have no effect on new situations and the tendencies associated with the unfamiliar scenarios. The purpose that the authors had for writing The Power of Situations, was to inform the audience of something that most have never thought about. Combining information gathered from many different sources to assess and present the data in a way that a student can fully understand even if they have no prior knowledge on this subject. During some instances, the readers could be entertained by this passage, but the author’s true purpose does not adhere to …show more content…

Whether the setting of the situation or the different attributes of the situation can greatly affect one’s actions. The two authors, Lee Ross and Richard E. Nisbett, are both professors of psychology at different prestigious universities. These positions allow them to have a large amount of validity within all of their works, whether they are to entertain or to inform the audience. The information that the authors provide is significant and ensures that the audience fully understands the author’s

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