Social Psychology (Social Influence) Key Terms

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Compliance
Going along with behaviour even if it is not entirely agreed with.
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Conformity/majority influence
Changing behaviour in accordance with socially accepted conventions
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Independent behaviour
The ability to resist pressures to conform to a majority or resisting pressures to obey the orders given by an authority figure.
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Informational social influence
Looking to others for the 'correct' way to behave in an unfamiliar situation.
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Internalisation
Following a majority and believing in their views.
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Locus of control
The extent to which people believe they can control events affecting them.
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Minority influence
When a minority persuades a larger group to change their views to that of the minority.
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Normative social influence
Complying to appear normal as going against the majority may lead to exclusion or rejection from the group.
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Obedience to authority
How committed a person is to obeying the instructions of a powerful figure.
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Social change
The process that occurs when a society adopts a new belief or way of behaving which then becomes widely accepted as the norm.
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Changing behaviour in accordance with socially accepted conventions

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Conformity/majority influence

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The ability to resist pressures to conform to a majority or resisting pressures to obey the orders given by an authority figure.

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Looking to others for the 'correct' way to behave in an unfamiliar situation.

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Card 5

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Following a majority and believing in their views.

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