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1 SOCIAL PSYCH Let the fun begin
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2 Person – Situation debate Which has a greater impact on behavior?
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3 Lecture Outline Conformity and the Power of Situational Elements Obedience Social Persuasion Crowd Behavior Person Perception Attributional Reasoning Chapter 10: Social Psychology SELF GROUP
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4 No man is an island
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5 Conformity We do what others are doing so that we fit in with the group Provides a selective or evolutionary advantage We feel awkward and isolated when we don’t fit in Positive Punishment ( loner behavior by alienating the oddball) Negative Reinforcement ( conformity by promoting emotional security) Our individual identities are lost, so who we are is directly tied to the group
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6 Conformity as studied by Asch
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8 Conformity as studied by Asch How did the subjects do? On average, conformed on 1/3 of all trials 75% of all subjects conformed at least once 50% of subjects conformed on half of trials
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9 Conformity as studied by Asch How did the subjects do? On average, conformed on 1/3 of all trials 75% of all subjects conformed at least once 50% of subjects conformed on half of trials Conformity increased as the confederate group size got larger No conformity found when subjects were allowed to decide anonymously If one confederate dissents, then subject also dissents even if dissenting confederate and subject hold different views
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10 Looking to others in the group Violation of social norms creates tension The social minority is forced to justify their behavior even if the majority is incorrect Requires energy and willingness to go against the group Conditioned to remain loyal Easier to go with what the status quo (social referencing ) The group functions as a whole such that individual members are no longer identifiable Especially the case when the group is outwardly unanimous Deindividuation : a weakened sense of personal identity in which self- awareness is diminished and one’s own goals are merged in the collective goals of the group Moral rules defined by group personal restraint ignored for the sake of the group (e.g., devastating effects of Stanford Prison experiment)
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11 Stanford Prison Study * Trailer: http:// video.google.com/videoplay?docid =4946569992377482910&q=stanford+prison+st * Another clip: http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=- 3123823653319703986&q=stanford+prison+st udy&total=30&start=0&num=10&so=0&type= search&plindex=0
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12 Conformity depends on loyalty to the group In the Stanford Prison Experiment, the group remains intact because the guards remain loyal to their role Authority figure promoted loyalty by creating in-groups/out-groups Deviation from in-group expectancies were viewed as not doing your job Individual responsibility disappeared Guards assumed that the prison establishment bore the responsibility Conformity not always bad Laws created to keep people safe (e.g., which side of the road to drive)
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