Resistance to Social Influence

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  • Created on: 28-11-18 10:17
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  • Resistance to Social Influence
    • Explanation 2: Locus of Control
      • There is a continuum
        • high internal at one end and high external to the other; low internal and low external lie in-between
      • Internals place control with themselves - externals place control outside of themselves
        • Julian Rotter (1966)
      • Internals show greater resistance to social influence
    • Explanation 1: Social Support
      • The effect is not long lasting
      • Conformity is reduced by a dissenting peer
      • Obedience is reduced by one other dissenting partner
    • Strengths
      • Research evidence supports the role of dissenting peers in resisting obedience
      • Research evidence supports the role of dissenting peers in resisting conformity
      • Research evidence supports the link between LOC and resistance
    • Weaknesses
      • Role of LOC in resisting social influence may be exaggerated
      • Not all research evidence

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