Conformity

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  • Conformity
    • Social Influence which forces people to change to fit within a certain group of people.
    • Normative Conformity - fitting in to be liked
    • Informational Conformity - if you don't know the knowledge you change
  • Social Influence which forces people to change to fit within a certain group of people.
  • Study on Conformity - Asch - Line Experiment
    • Conformity
      • Normative Conformity - fitting in to be liked
      • Informational Conformity - if you don't know the knowledge you change
    • Context - Jenness (1932), Sherif (1935), Cold War taking place
    • Aim - how likely it would be for an individual to go against a group norm when they knew the answer in an unambiguous situation.
    • Participants - 123 Male Students from USA
    • Ethical Issues - Deception: they were told it was an eye test AND Protection from harm: they could feel critisized
  • Ethical Issues - Deception: they were told it was an eye test AND Protection from harm: they could feel critisized
  • The Experiment: Lab experiment: has internal validity, lacks population, ecological and time validity
    • Study on Conformity - Asch - Line Experiment
      • Context - Jenness (1932), Sherif (1935), Cold War taking place
      • Aim - how likely it would be for an individual to go against a group norm when they knew the answer in an unambiguous situation.
      • Participants - 123 Male Students from USA
  • Contradictory Experiments: Eagly (1978), Perrin and Spencer (1980), Bond and Smith (1996), Berns et al (2005)

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