Resistance to social influence

Resistance to social influence
Refers to the ability of people to stay away from the social pressure to conform or obey authority
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Withstand social pressure
Situational and dis-positional factors
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social support
presence of people who resist pressure to conform or obey can help other do the same. people are models to show other resistance of social influence
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Locus Of Control (LOC)
to the sense we each have about what direct events in our lives
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Internal LOC
believe they are most likely to be responsible for their actions
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Externals LOC
believe its matter of luck or others that caused their actions
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Research support- resistance to conformity
research shows pairs who disagree with the majority resist conformity.Allen and Levine conformity decreased when there was a dissenter in Asch type study. not motivation from someone else to help them to be free but also no pressure from group.
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Research support- resistance to obedience
Support of dissenting pairs in resisting obedience. Gamson et al found higher levels of resistance in their study than Milgram. Gamsons study were in groups. 29/33 groups of participants rebelled. Peer support is linked to greater resistance
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Research Support of LOC
Holland repeated Milgrams Basline study and measured if 'p' were internals and externals. 37% internals=not continue to the highest shock. whereas externals 23% = not continue. Internals showed greater resistance to authority. Increase validity.
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Contradictory research (not all research link to LOC and resistance)
Twenge etal analysed data over 40year period. Data shows that this time span people become more resistant to obedience but also more externals. Challenges link of iLOC, increase resistant behaviour.however change in society/out of personal control.
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