resistance to social influence

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conformity is reduced by a dissenting peer
Pressure to conform is reduced if other peole are not conforming. the dissenter act as a model.
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the effect is not long lasting
Asch's research also showed that if this non conforming peer starts conforming again, so does the naive participant.
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obedience is reduced by one another dissenting partner
pressure to obey can be reduced if another person is seen to disobey. Milgrams research: independent behaviour increased in the disobedient peer condition. may not follow the disobedient peer.
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internals place control themselves
internals believe things that happen to them are largely controlled by themselves.
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externals place control outside themselves
externals believe things happen outside their control.
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there is a continuum
people differ in how they explain successes and failures but it isnt simply about being internal or external. high internal at one end and high external at the other.
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internals show greater resistance to social influence
if someone takes personal responsibility for their actions and experiences they are more likely to base their decisions on their own beliefs. peole with high internal LOC are more self- confident, more achievement oriented, have higher intelligence.
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strength 1- social support- research evidence
Allen and Levine (1971) found independence increased with one dissenter in an Asch-type study. this occured even if the dissenter wore thick glasses and said he had problems with vision. reistance is not motivated by following what someone else says.
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strength 2- LOC- research evidence
Holland (1967) repeated milgrams study and measured whether participants were internals or externals. 37% internals didnt continue, 23% externals did not continue.
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limitation 1- LOC- may be exaggerated
Rotter (1982) found LOC is only important in new situations. it has little influence where previous experiences are laways more important. this is often overlooked. it can only be helpful in explaining narrow range of new situations.
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Asch's research also showed that if this non conforming peer starts conforming again, so does the naive participant.

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the effect is not long lasting

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pressure to obey can be reduced if another person is seen to disobey. Milgrams research: independent behaviour increased in the disobedient peer condition. may not follow the disobedient peer.

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internals believe things that happen to them are largely controlled by themselves.

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externals believe things happen outside their control.

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