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Social Influence
Types of Conformity
Description Example Explanation
Compliance Shallow Conformity: Person conforms Phil laughs at a joke that others are People usually comply because they do
out loud to the views and/or behaviour laughing at but privately does not find not want to stand out and look
but privately disagrees. it funny. different. They also may comply to gain
group acceptance.
Internalisation Deep Conformity: Person is persuaded Jane becomes a vegetarian at People internalise the views of others
by the arguments and takes then on university when sharing a flat with when they are convinced the
board both publicly and privately. other vegetarians. She is persuaded arguments make sense or are "right".
that eating meat is cruel and she
internally agrees with these views.
Different Types of conformity
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Explanations of why people conform
Dual Process Model
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Evaluating the Dual-Process Model of conformity
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Obedience to Authority
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Why do people obey?
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Explanations of Independent behaviour
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Individual differences in independent behaviour ­ LOCUS OF CONTROL
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Social Change
Social change refers to changes in attitudes and behaviours which occur on a societal level.
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