Social Influence Key Words 3

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Conformity
A form of social influence that results from exposure to the majority position and leads to compliance with that position. It is the tendency for people to adopt the behaviour, attitudes and values of other members of a reference group.
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Social roles
The behaviours expected of an individual who occupies a given social position or status.
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Externality
Individuals who tend to believe that their behaviour and experience is caused by events outside their control.
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Internality
Individuals who tend to believe that they are responsible for their behaviour and experience rather than external forces.
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Locus of control
People differ in their beliefs about whether the outcomes of their actions are dependent on what they do (internal locus of control) or on events outside their personal control (external locus of control).
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Social support
The perception that an individual has assistance available from other people, and that they are part of a supportive network.
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Social change
Occurs when a society or section of society adopts a new belief or way of behaving which then becomes widely accepted as the norm.
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Social norms interventions
Attempts to correct misperceptions of the normative behaviour of peers in an attempt to change the risky behaviour of a target population.
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The behaviours expected of an individual who occupies a given social position or status.

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Social roles

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Individuals who tend to believe that their behaviour and experience is caused by events outside their control.

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Individuals who tend to believe that they are responsible for their behaviour and experience rather than external forces.

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People differ in their beliefs about whether the outcomes of their actions are dependent on what they do (internal locus of control) or on events outside their personal control (external locus of control).

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