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ted talk on why people conform

Kyle Nourse

on 17 January 2013

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Transcript of CONFORMITY

What exactly is conformity? Ted Talk with Bhavin and Kyle Inquiry Question By striving to abide by the standards set by our society, must one conventionalize their identity (ideologies, religion, morals, etc.) at the expense of individuality? Intro with Milgram Experiment The basis of conformity environment/ situation is pertinent
it is done to feel accepted
individuality is lost in the process of being 'accepted' Relation to Marxism Marx believed society has become corrupt
The rich marginalize the working class
False consciousness is the product of conformity According to Milgram... "The social psychology of this century reveals a major lesson: often it is not so much the kind of person a man is as the kind of situation in which he finds himself that determines how he will act." How many of you have an iPhone? And why? Case 1: Bob purchased a MacBook Pro, an item that 75% of his friends have, has he conformed in any way? Case 2: Sarah grew up as a Christian. She then met a group of friends that exposed her to the city life (against her beliefs). Has she conformed? Verb
Comply with rules, standards, or laws.
(of a person) Behave according to socially acceptable conventions or standards: "the pressure to conform". Definition of the Word: Conform What's your response to our inquiry question? By striving to abide by the standards set by our society, must one conventionalize their identity (ideologies, religion, morals, etc.) at the expense of individuality? Response: it is imperative for an individual to become psychologically healthy; this means one needs to be in touch with all parts of their being (the id, ego and superego). One can become socially accepted without letting go of morals, beliefs and so forth, rather, the underlying issue is having self-control; if self-control is achieved, a person has reached a proper state of mind. What People will do to "fit in" people go in debt for latest trends (Canada Goose, Ugg Australia, iPad, iPhone)
people resent family for popularity
education becomes obsolete
morals are depleted Causes of not being accepted can lead to depression
drug use

Our plan of action! think about need vs. want
realize that being different is better
individuality is more important than acceptance
avoid false conscioussness

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