Conformity

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Conformity means

1. Carrying out the orders of an authority figure

2. Giving in to group pressure, for example majority influence

3. Behaving independently

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Compliance means

1. Publicly, but not privately, going along with the majority to gain approval

2. Publicly and privately agreeing with the group

3. Not giving in to group pressure

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Internalisation means

1. Publicly agreeing with the group to gain approval

2. Carrying out the orders of an authority figure

3. Publicly and privately agreeing with the group due to adoption of the group's beliefs

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