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Conformity Psyc Project

Tif & Sandy

Sandy Ludewig

on 1 November 2012

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Conformity Sandy Ludewig & Tiff O'Connor The 1951
Study A B C 1 Solomon Asch Q: What is conformity? Source Page: Terminology Social norms Distortion Response Partner Effect & Group vs Group Conformity vs Individuality Normative Conformity Informative Conformity Criticism Life Applications Conformity Individuality Why? the customary rules that govern behavior in groups and societies Testing Conformity Subjects: Groups of 7 6 Control, 1 testing/variable Shown note-cards with the instructions
to pick the line that most closely matched
the given line. Each person down the line orally stated their answer Peer Pressure Variation: 6 controls are told to answer certain cards incorrectly Unwillingness to shake the boat and be criticized or viewed differently because of it. record whether 1 variable subject answers Feeling as though a group must be correct because they are unanimous correctly, or conforms with the group Results Influences to Conformity Age/Maturity
Previous experience
Group attraction & size
Authority Examples
of today Significance Compliance Other Research a kind of conformity in which we give in to social pressure in our public responses but do not change our private beliefs Social Support 1st time conformity and social pressure
was scientifically studied started many other similar/related studies Fashion Trends Slang Peer Pressure Asch, Solomon. "Scientific American." Scientific American. 193.5 (1955): n. page. Web. 1 Nov. 2012. <http://www.columbia.edu/cu/psychology/terrace/w1001/readings/asch.pdf>.

Martyn Shuttleworth (2008). Asch Experiment. Retrieved 01 Nov. 2012 from Explorable: http://explorable.com/asch-experiment.html

McLeod, S. A. (2008). Asch Experiment. Retrieved from http://www.simplypsychology.org/asch-conformity.html

. "Solomon Asch: Opinions and Social Pressure." Panarchy.org. N.p., n.d. Web. 30 Oct 2012. Popular culture:
Why follow it? any behavior you perform because of group pressure, even when not involving direct requests Voice of 1 when one goes against the grain, it is more likely for another to follow (according to Asch, by about 80%)
aka, the Partner Effect Is it applicable to real-life situations, spur of the moment instances?
Did the social norms of the time period affect the results of the experiment? The Anonymous Factor if answers were given without letting the group know, they were much more likely to be correct Are personal differences
more important than a
feeling of belonging? Who was he? Perrin & Spencer (1980) exact replication of Asch study using British students of engineering, mathematics, and chemistry
showed only 1 of 396 conformed readthat How someone reacts to their social group, and whether or not they conform/ How they conform. how an opinion is changed based on outside factors being yourself
flying solo
all for one working in a group just for the sake of working in a group
one for all Milgram Experiment
(1961) tested obedience of a subject and their capacity for deciding for themselves when an authority figure was giving the orders the following is a acted televised version of the experiment broadcasted in 1971 Some numbers... On average, about one third (32%) of the participants who were placed in this situation went along and conformed with the clearly incorrect majority on the critical trials. Over the 12 critical trials about 75% of participants conformed at least once and 25% of participant never conformed. (McLeod)
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