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Social Psychology: CONFORMITY
Transcript of 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
Put into practice to see if the individual would give in into group pressure or overcome it.
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
lacks knowledge and is obligated to agree with the group.
agreeing but disagreeing privately
changing behvior publicly and agreeing privately.
agrees with group to gain acceptance.
Identification- changing behavior and and being identified as part of the group.
Aware of Conflict
Believe group to be
Confronting Group Pressure
Skeptic towards group behavior
Why might they give in to the behavior of the group?
youtube video- "Conformity" (Theramin trees)
-people chosen by the expirimentor to manipulate the situation
Question the group