Conformity

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What is the definition of conformity?
A type of social influence defined as a change in behaviour in response to real or imagined social pressure.
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What are the three types of conformity?
Compliance, Internalisation and Identification.
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Explain Compliance
Compliance is where an indiviudal agrees with the group/majority around them but privately disagrees with them. It is a temporary change of that individual's view. E.G laughing at a joke that isn't funny because others are laughing.
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Explain Internalisation
When an individual changes their behaviour to fit in with a group both in public and privately. Deepest level of conformity - beliefs are changed.
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Explain Identification
This is when an individual conforms to the demands of a given role in society e.g policeman.There is no change in personal opinion, behaviour is changed. Zimbardo Prison Study.
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What are the three types of conformity?

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Compliance, Internalisation and Identification.

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Explain Compliance

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Explain Internalisation

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Explain Identification

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