key words for social influence

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sosicla influence
the effects other people have on our behaviour. This includes conformity, obedience and social loafing
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conformity
a change in a persons behaviour or opinions as the result of group pressure
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autokinetic effect
an optical illusion, in whcih a spot of light on a screen appears to move when actually it doesnt
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obedience
following the orders of someone we believe to have authority
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conformity
a change in a persons behaviour or opinions as the result of group pressure
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socialisation
the way we are raised to behave and the things we are tought to accept as normal
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buffer
something that creates distance between the teacher and the learner (e.g a wall or a another person administring the shock)
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deindividuation
the sate of losing our individuality and becoming less aware of our own responsibility for our actions
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anonymous
beinjg able to keep our identity hidden
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social loafing
putting less effort into doing something when you are with others doing the same thing
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culture
a group of people (often living in the same place) who share similar customs, beliefs and behaviours
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diffusion of responsibility
in a group of people there is less need for the individual to act becuase someone else who is present could also do something
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empathy
being able to put yourself in someone elses position psychologically and understanding how that person is feeling
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altruism
helping someone without thinking of yourself, sometimes at great cost
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bystander apathy
doing nothing in an emergancy when someone is in need of help
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practical implications
suggestions about nehaviour in the real world beyond the research study, based upos what psychologists have discovered
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a change in a persons behaviour or opinions as the result of group pressure

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an optical illusion, in whcih a spot of light on a screen appears to move when actually it doesnt

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following the orders of someone we believe to have authority

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