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What is conformity?
An individual changes their behaviour to be the same as others in a group.
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What is compliance?
Person publicly changes behaviour but privately has own views.
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Example of compliance?
Say a film is good but secretly think it's bad.
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What is identification?
Person adopts behaviours of group they identify with. Public and private.
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Example of identification?
Someone in the army adopt beliefs of soldiers but go back to beliefs of civilians when left.
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What is internalisation?
Person adopts new beliefs, not part of group. Public and private.
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Example of internalisation?
Become vegetarian like a group, but keep this behaviour when you move away.
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What is informational social influence?
Wanting to be right and not seem foolish - do the same as others around them.
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Example of informational social influence?
Joining a queue in college on first day as others were doing it.
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Research into informational social influence?
2006 - maths qs, easy and difficult. Conformity to answers shown to difficult qs.
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What is normative social influence?
Wanting to be liked and accepted by a group so behave the normal way for that group.
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Example of normative social influence?
Starting to smoke as that's what the rest of a group does.
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Research supporting normative social influence?
2003 - teens given message that others didn't smoke less likely to start than those not given message.
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Individual differences in conformity behaviour?
Some people less likely to be affected - don't care about being liked as much.
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Individual differences in informational social influence?
Some students (science) less likely to agree, and students with non-students
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Why is this a problem?
Explanations can't be correct for everyone - problem for scientific credibility of argument.
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