The Reciprocity Principle: Why Free Samples Are a Trap

The Reciprocity Principle: Why Free Samples Are a Trap

When you take a free sample at the grocery store without buying something, do you feel a twinge of guilt? The Reciprocity Principle explains how getting something for “free” creates future obligations. We feel like we have to buy some cheese if we took a free cube because of the reciprocity principle of persuasion. Learn about Cialdini’s Reciprocity Principle definition and understand how the principle of reciprocity came about.

Body Language and You: How to Control a Conversation

Body Language and You: How to Control a Conversation

What is body language? What can Crucial Conversations tell us about body language, and how it affects our conversations? Body language is just as important as verbal communication. Your body language and that of the person you’re talking to can change the conversation—keep reading to find out how to control your body language and listen to other peoples’ body language in Crucial Conversations.

How Native American Discrimination Led to Murder

How Native American Discrimination Led to Murder

What were the Osage oil murders, and how are they an example of Native American discrimination? The Osage oil murders were a series of murders based on Native American discrimination that took place in the 1920’s, in order to steal the wealth of the Osage tribe. The oil murders took place against the Osage Native American population, and were orchestrated to steal the wealth from the Osage that the white residents of Osage, Oklahoma perceived as unfair. In order to understand the Osage murders, you have to first understand the discrimination against Native Americans that led to legal systems and

The FBI’s Role in Solving the Osage Murders

The FBI’s Role in Solving the Osage Murders

What was the Osage reign of terror, and how did the FBI get involved? Did it impact the future of the FBI? During the Osage Murders, the FBI was brought in to solve the case. After the Osage murders, the FBI found itself at a turning point. Its director, J. Edgar Hoover, used the opportunity to point to the FBI’s success in solving the murders, and pushed his own agenda for the Bureau’s future.

Law Enforcement in the Old West—Frontier Justice to the FBI

Law Enforcement in the Old West—Frontier Justice to the FBI

What do you know about law enforcement in the old west? What was the legacy of law enforcement in the old west, and how did law enforcement change? In many places, law enforcement remained unorganized and was left to people who were criminals themselves. The legacy of law enforcement in the old west meant that in Osage, Oklahoma, the system was ill-prepared to solve the many murders that took place in the 1920s.

Murder Conspiracy in Osage: The Bloody Plot For Oil

Murder Conspiracy in Osage: The Bloody Plot For Oil

What was the Osage oil murder conspiracy? Was the conspiracy ever revealed? The Osage murder conspiracy was defined by a series of murders of the Osage tribe in the 1920s. Eventually, investigator Tom White was able to connect several murders, and link them back to a man named William Hale. White’s investigation revealed a murder conspiracy to kill the Osage for profit.