Social Psychology Glossary

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Conformity
a change in a person's behaviour or opinion as a result of real or imagined pressure from a person or group of people.
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Compliance
a superficial or temporary type of conformity where we outwardly go along with the majority but privately maintain our own contrary opinion.
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Identification
a type of conformity where we act in the same way as a group as we want to be part of it but we do not have to agree
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Internalisation
a type of conformity where we conform in order to be part of a group and over time your whole behaviour changes becuase you genuinely agree. Compliance/following of norm happens in absence of group.
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Informational Social Influence (ISI)
an explanation for conformity that says we agree with the majority because we think they are correct and we want to be right
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Normative Social Influence (NSI)
an explanation for conformity that says we agree with the majority becuase we want to be accpeted and liked
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social influence
the process by which our thoughts, feelings and behaviours are influenced by other poeple
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obedience
a form of social influence in which an individual follows a direct order. The order is issued by a person in authority who can punish if the order is not followed
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social rule
something that is standard, usual or typical of a group
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dehumanisation
opponents view each other as less than human and not deserving of moral consideration
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deindividuation
los of own self-awareness/self-restraint in groups. People do things they wouldn't normally do as they feel less responsible as a person of higher authroity has done something to say they will take responsiblity for the action eg. Hitler + SS
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a superficial or temporary type of conformity where we outwardly go along with the majority but privately maintain our own contrary opinion.

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Compliance

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a type of conformity where we act in the same way as a group as we want to be part of it but we do not have to agree

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a type of conformity where we conform in order to be part of a group and over time your whole behaviour changes becuase you genuinely agree. Compliance/following of norm happens in absence of group.

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an explanation for conformity that says we agree with the majority because we think they are correct and we want to be right

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