An informant’s texts can have a huge impact on your life, even if you’ve never read them before.
A new paper has revealed how to read the text of an informant and how to influence their conversations.
Key points:It is not a crime to influence an informantThe use of confidential sources can be a powerful way to influence peopleThe study also revealed how effective the information source can be in influencing the outcome of an argumentAn informal reading inventory is a way of collecting information on someone who has been speaking to someone else.
The idea is to gather the information in a form that is easy to digest, with no effort to gather more information, but the results can be devastating.
This is what it’s like to listen to an informant, for example, as she talks to a friend:A conversation with an informant could potentially impact your lifeA study from the Australian National University found that if you read the contents of an agent’s text, the impact can be quite substantial.
The authors of the paper, Sarah Kynaston and Chris Curnoe, interviewed more than 2,000 informants and found that “informants have a very strong impact on people’s lives”.
It is a fact that when a person is a witness to something, the way they behave can have an impact on their perception of the event, the research found.
It can affect how you respond to a situationA conversation between two informants, for instance, could have a powerful impact on how they are perceived.
For instance, the researchers found that informants who had been speaking with someone who had recently been charged with a crime, such as for a drug offence, were much more likely to think of them as dangerous than those who had not been arrested.
The effect of an interview with an agent can also be a potent influence on the person’s behaviour.
In a study conducted by Dr Andrew Haldane and Dr Richard McIlroy in Australia, participants who were asked to listen as an informant listened to an audio tape recorded by an informant were asked which of them they thought was more likely:to use force or to resist arrest.
After listening to the conversation, the participants were then asked questions such as “Did you use force against [the informant]?”.
If the answer to the question was “yes”, the participants responded as though the person had said they had used force.
“The effect was strong and significant,” Dr Haldanes said.
“The effect on their behaviour was even stronger than we expected, because the effect was stronger for the more aggressive response.”
“If the person is aggressive, they’ll feel like they have a right to resist, and the more likely they are to resist the more they will be harmed,” Dr McIlroys said.
“If they are aggressive and they think that they have to fight for their rights, then they will fight back and they will hurt people.”
The effect can also influence how the person perceives a situation.
For example, the people who were given information about the crime that led to their arrest, such a drug crime, were more likely than those given information that did not, the study found.
When people were given a statement that a person who had engaged in criminal behaviour was responsible for their arrest.
“When the statement was given in the context of the informant being the person responsible for the arrest, they were more inclined to think that the person who was the person being arrested was a dangerous person,” Dr Curnoes said.
Another example of the impact an informant can have is the impact on the victim.
When an informant was talking to a person in a domestic violence relationship, it was reported that a violent crime had taken place.
The study found that people who had listened to the informant were much less likely to believe that the victim had been physically abused in a violent relationship.
“They were much, much more willing to believe it,” Dr Kynastons said.
When it comes to influencing someone’s behaviour, the most powerful way for an informant to influence a person’s actions is through their text.
It is important to note that the study was based on a text, and therefore the researchers did not examine the text for potential clues about the person.
“We did not do an in-person interview with the informants, but we did do some research into text messages, to see if they were influenced by their text,” Dr Pascual said.
The paper was published in the journal Current Directions in Psychological Science.