Social Influence

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Conformity
A change in a person's behaviour or opinions as a result of real or imagined pressure from a group
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Internalisation
Deep type of conformity where we take on the majority view because we accept it as correct.
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Identification
Moderate conformity, act same way with valued group, but can disagree
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Compliance
Superficial and temporary conformity, outwardly/inwardly conflict, only lasts when being monitored
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Informational social influence
Conforming w/ majority because we believe it to be correct
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Normative social influence
Conforming w/ majority because we want to be accepted, gain social approval and be liked
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Social Roles
the parts people play as members of a social group, accompanied by expectations we and others have of the norms for that role
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Obedience
A form of social influence in which an individual follows a direct order
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Agentic state
Mental state where you feel no personal responsibility for behaviour as we believe ourselves to be acting for an authority figure
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Legitimacy of authority
An explanation for obedience which suggests we are more likely to obey people who we perceive to have authority over us according to a social hierarchy
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Dispositional explanation
Any explanation of behaviour that highlights the importancce of the individual's personality
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Authoritarian personality
A type of personality that Adorno argued was especially susceptible to obeying people in authority
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Resistance to social influence
Refers to ability of people to withstand social pressure to conform
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Social support
Presence of people who resist pressures to conform or obey helping others to do the same
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Locus of control
Sense we all have about what directs events in our lives. internal - personally responsible. external - outside forces
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Minority influence
form of social influence in which a minority of people persuade others to conform
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Consistency
keeps same beliefs over time and between all individuals
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Commitment
Demonstrating dedication to position eg sacrifices
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Flexibility
accepting possibility of compromise
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Social influence
process by which individuals and groups change each other's attitudes and behaviours
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social change
whole societies adopting new attitudes
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Deep type of conformity where we take on the majority view because we accept it as correct.

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Internalisation

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Moderate conformity, act same way with valued group, but can disagree

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Card 4

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Superficial and temporary conformity, outwardly/inwardly conflict, only lasts when being monitored

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Card 5

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Conforming w/ majority because we believe it to be correct

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