Factors why people resist obedience/conformity

AQA psychology module 2 AS

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DISOBEDIENT MODELS

This is shown in Asch's experiment where, if one other person agreed with the naive participant and said the right answers, conformity dropped as they had social support.

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DISOBEDIENT MODELS

This is shown in Asch's experiment where, if one other person agreed with the naive participant and said the right answers, conformity dropped as they had social support.

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MORAL CONSIDERATIONS

This is shown in Milgram's experiment where Gretchen Brandt refused to shock Mr Wallace all the way up to 450V because of her moral considerations that she had got from her past. She grew up in Hitler's time so experienced the horrors he committed, changing her moral considerations.

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MORAL CONSIDERATIONS

This is shown in Milgram's experiment where Gretchen Brandt refused to shock Mr Wallace all the way up to 450V because of her moral considerations that she had got from her past. She grew up in Hitler's time so experienced the horrors he committed, changing her moral considerations.

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PERCEIVED STATUS OF THE GROUP

  • This is shown in Milgram's experiment where if it took place in a run down building, conformity dropped as there was no legitimate authority
  • If we perceive the social status of a group to be higher than us, then we conform more 
  • If we percieve them to be of a lower status than us, we conform less
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REMOVAL OF BUFFERS

This is shown in Milgram's experiment. When the teacher and learner were in the same room, conformity dropped as the teacher saw the consequences of his actions.

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NOT IDENTIFYING WITH THE GROUP

This is shown from the Social Identity Theory:

  • The more we identify with a group the more we conform more as we want to be accepted by them
  • If we don't, then we don't really care what they think so conformity drops
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