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What is Conformity?
a form of social influence which results from exposure to the majority position and leads to compliance with that position. It is also the tendency for people to adopt the behavior and attitudes of other members of their group.
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What is Normative Social Influence?
It is the result of wanting to be liked and accepted by a group and this results in a decision to follow group norms and tends to result into compliance.
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What is compliance?
the going along with others to gain their approval or avoid their disapproval. this is a result of social comparison, which enables an individual to adjust their behavior to that of the group. there is change in the persons public behavior.
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What is internalisation?
The going along with others because of an acceptance of their point of view. This is result of an examination of the group's position, which may lead to validation of acceptance of others views both in public and private.
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What is Informational social influence?
The result of want to be right and believing that the majority has the right answer this tends to result in internalisation.
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What is obedience to authority?
a type of social influence, when somebody acts in response to a direct order from a figure with perceived authority. There is also the implication that the person receiving the order is made to respond in a way they wouldn't have without the order
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What is the the agentic shift?
Where people may move from being in a state where they take personal responsibility for their actions(autonomous state) to a state where they believe they are acting on behalf of an authority figure (agentic state)
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What is Monocausal emphasis?
Relying on just one casual factor when explaining an event.
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What is an Obedience alibi?
When reaching a conclusion that obedience had a key role in Holocaust events when such a conclusion is unjustified given an analysis of the historical record
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What is Locus of control?
is an aspect of our personality where people differ in their casual beliefs. The outcomes of their actions are contingent on either; internal control(internals) and external control (externals)
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What is Minority influence?
Where people reject the established majority norm and move to the minority position. It is likely to lead to internalisation and hence social change.
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What is Social change?
When a society adopt a new belief or way of behaving. This then becomes widely accepted as the norm.
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What is Terrorism?
Any act intended to cause death or serious harm to civilians, with the purpose of persuading a government to chance their actions.
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