Conformity

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  • Compliance
  • Reicher & Haslam, BBC Prison Study, neither guards or prisioners conformed to social roles, power shift from a prisoner uprising.
    • Reacting to percieved expectations of a role in society.
      • Zimbardo - Stanford Prison, guards became tyranical and abusive, prisioners cried and showed signs of extreme rage, had to be cut short.
        • Banuazizi & Movahedi, behaviour was due to extreme demand characteristics
    • R&H argue conformity to roles isn't automatic and guards choose how to act
      • Zimbardo - Stanford Prison, guards became tyranical and abusive, prisioners cried and showed signs of extreme rage, had to be cut short.
        • Banuazizi & Movahedi, behaviour was due to extreme demand characteristics

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