Conformity-Social Influence

HideShow resource information

Social Influence


" a change in behaviour or belief as a result of                                real or imagined group pressure"

Types of Conformity- 


  • Superficial
  • Conforms publicly
  • Privately disagrees


  • Deepest level
  • Views taken on a deep and permanent level
  • Permanently changed views

Research into Compliance-

Asch's line experiment:

  • Unambigous task
  • Groups of 7-9, one was genuine were asked which comparison line was the same as the standard line.
  • Repeated 17 times
  • 75% conformed at least once.

✓Lab experiment-control over variables-establish


No comments have yet been made

Similar Psychology resources:

See all Psychology resources »See all Conformity resources »