Conformity-Psychology

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what is compliance?
Conforming to majority opinions and behaviours publicly whilst maintaining your own
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Give an exaplme of compliance.
A person might laugh at the joke that others are laughing at whilst privately not finding it very funny.
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What is identification?
Conforming to majority opinions and behaviours whilst in the group but you may not maintain these opinion and behaviours when you leave the group.
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Give an example of identifiction.
A person might recycle when with flatmate but not during the holidays when flatmate are around.
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What is internalisation?
Conforming to majority opinions and behaviours both publicly and privately even when no longer a member of the group.
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Give an example of internalisation.
A person may beome a vegitarian after sharing a flat with a group of vegitarians.
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Give the definition of normative social influence.
We confrom as we want to be liked by the majority group. So we go along with them even though we may not agree with them.
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Give the definition of informational social influence.
A person will conform because they genuinely belive that the majority to be right as we look to them for the right answer this type of influence is concerned with the fear of looking unintelligent.
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Situational Factors
Situational Factors
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How does goup size affect comforming?
Maximum conforming is seen when group reaches between 3 and 5.
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How does social support affect conforming?
As soon as theres someone who disagrees, or even just dithers or cant decde conforming is reduced.
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How does similaritys affect conforming?
People confrom much more strongly to others who are in the same group as them.
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Individual Factors
Individual Factors
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Age
Conforming levels appear to remain static between ages 10 and 14.
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Gender
Woman tend to conform more than men.
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Mood
We are more likely to confrom when we are in a good mood.
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Culture
Culture
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East Asia
East Asia conform more because non-conforming i more stronly assosiated with deviance.
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Western
Western cultures have more individualist attides so people from those culture are likely in gernal conform.
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What is identification?

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What is internalisation?

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