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Stamford Prison Study ­ This is a key study but a lot of ethical issues arose from this such as:
Protection from physical and psychological harm ­ people were put under distress
Right to withdraw ­ he didn't make it clear that people could withdraw…

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Minority influence is a form of social influence. It is where people reject the norm of the majority
of group members and move to the position on the minority. In contrast to majority influence,
minority influence is more likely to lead to internalisation rather than…

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CONVERSION THEORY:
When an individual is exposed to an argument that contradicts their own views, it creates
conflict. They are motivated to reduce this conflict so they examine the views of the
MINORITY more closely to try and understand why these people don't hold the…

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EVALUATING CONVERSION THEORY:
Mackie (1987) challenged Moscovici's explanation.
She claimed that it is the majority that promotes greater message processing. People
generally believe that they share the same views to the rest of the majority group (false
consensus effect ­ believing that most people think…

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INGROUP & OURGROUP EFFECTS

INGROUP MINORITY = people who are similar
to the majority
OUTGROUP MINORITY = people who are
different from the majority
Research seems to suggest that minority
influence is dependent on whether it comes
from an in-group or out-group minority.
Martin (2006)…

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3. EXPLANATIONS OF CONFORMITY?

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4. Obedience
AUTHORITY ­ A level of status or power.

OBEDIENCE ­ Following orders/commands from people in authority

DEFIANCE ­ Resisting orders/commands from people in authority

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5. EXPLANATIONS OF OBEDIENCE

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Phoebe Jawett

hello, I was wondering if you had as memory and attachment notes?

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