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Stan Charles-Jones

What is independent behaviour? How can culture, situation and gender
affect levels of independent behaviour?

Independent behaviour is how a person resists the pressures to conform or obey orders
given to them. Counter-conformity is similar to independent behaviour although someone
counter-conforming will actively do the opposite to the…

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Stan Charles-Jones

and are very easily persuaded. Researchers found that individualistic nations on average
conformed only 25% of the time whereas dependent nations conformed around 37%.


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