Social influence - Definitions

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Social Influence
the effect other people have on someones behaviour.
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Conformity
changing your behaviour because of real or imagined group pressure,
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Unanimous majority
subjects are more likely to conform when a group agreed unanimously
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Anonymity
the data collected from participants is confidential and can't be traced to an individual.
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Obedience
following the orders of someone who's perceived to have a higher authority figure.
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Legitimate Authority
if the person giving the orders isn't wearing/doing something which gives a higher authority status.
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Status
if the experiment is located somewhere professional or not.
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Disobedient role model
if another participant refuses to do something others follow which decreases obedience.
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Social Loafing
tendency to reduce the amount of effort an individual puts in as the number of people in the group increases.
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Deindividuation
the loss of self awareness and personal responsibility that occurs when someones in a crowd.
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Bystander Intervention
when onlookers help others who are in need, e.g. helping someone when they trip in the street
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Bystander Apathy
when onlookers do nothing in an emergency when someone is in need or help because they think someone else will do it.
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Bystander Effect/Empathy
being able to put yourself in someone else's position and understand how that person is feeling.
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Costs
if theres a high risk to you getting involved.
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Rewards
something positive given to someone in return of something
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Ethical implications
situations which can arise when guidelines are broken.
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changing your behaviour because of real or imagined group pressure,

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subjects are more likely to conform when a group agreed unanimously

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the data collected from participants is confidential and can't be traced to an individual.

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following the orders of someone who's perceived to have a higher authority figure.

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