False Authority. Katilyn Wyatt and DeAnna Mabe. Definition. Using a biased, suspicious, or incredible source to defend a conclusion. X is true because Y says so. Therefore, what Y says must be true. Analogy. Teachers
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Katilyn Wyatt and DeAnna Mabe
Students in particular may look at their teachers as a person of authority. Teachers are meant to help others learn. Since they are in charge they believe they have the authority to tell students what can and can’t be done or what is true and what isn’t.
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Lancôme makeup uses Julia Roberts, the famous actress, as their model.
When women in society see that Roberts uses Lancôme makeup products, they are lured into using it also because they view Roberts as an authority figure.