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Social Psychology: CONFORMITY

What is Conformity?
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Ricardo Flores

on 2 April 2012

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Transcript of Social Psychology: CONFORMITY

Social Psychology: Conformity
What is Conformity?
Changing one's behavior to more closely match the actions of others
What causes it?
Group pressure or inclination to fit in with the group
Solomon Asch Conformity Expirement
1 Real Participant
6 Confederates
Put into practice to see if the individual would give in into group pressure or overcome it.
Results
More condfederates allows more group pressure.


At least one more participant lowers group pressure greatly.


Being acknowledged by others can affect the persons desicions and incline more to the groups ideas.
6 types of Conformity Behavior
Normative Conformity-
fit in
Informational Conformity-

lacks knowledge and is obligated to agree with the group.
Compliance-
agreeing but disagreeing privately
Internalization-
changing behvior publicly and agreeing privately.
Ingratiational Conformity-
agrees with group to gain acceptance.
Identification- changing behavior and and being identified as part of the group.
Distortion
Aware of Conflict
Believe group to be
Perception
Judgement
Action
No
Yes
Yes
Right
Right
Wrong
Confronting Group Pressure
Awareness
Skeptic towards group behavior
Confidence
Why might they give in to the behavior of the group?
Source

youtube video- "Conformity" (Theramin trees)
-people chosen by the expirimentor to manipulate the situation
Question the group
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