Social Influence Key Words 2

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Obedience to authority
Obedience refers to a type of social influence whereby somebody acts in response to a direct order from a figure with perceived authority. Implies that the person receiving the order would not act that way if the order wasn't given.
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Agentic state
A person sees himself or herself as an agent for carrying out another person's wishes.
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Legitimate authority
A person who is perceived to be in a position of social control within a situation.
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Authoritarian Personality
A distinct personality pattern characterised by strict adherence to conventional values and a belief in absolute obedience or submission to authority.
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Dispositional
Explanations of behaviours such as obedience emphasise them being caused by an individual's own personal characteristics rather than situational influences within the environment.
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F-scale
The F (Fascism) Scale was developed in California in 1947 as a measure of authoritarian traits or tendencies.
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Right-wing authoritarianism
A cluster of personality variables (conventionalism, authority submission and authoritarian aggression) that are associated with a 'right-wing' attitude to life.
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Commitment
The degree to which members of a minority are dedicated to a particular cause or activity. The greater the perceived commitment, the greater the influence.
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Consistency
Minority influence is effective provided there is stability in the expressed position over time and agreement among different members of the minority.
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Flexibility
A willingness to be flexible and to compromise when expressing a position.
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A person sees himself or herself as an agent for carrying out another person's wishes.

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Agentic state

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A person who is perceived to be in a position of social control within a situation.

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A distinct personality pattern characterised by strict adherence to conventional values and a belief in absolute obedience or submission to authority.

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Explanations of behaviours such as obedience emphasise them being caused by an individual's own personal characteristics rather than situational influences within the environment.

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