Sociology Sherif expirement plus misc

Sociology Sherif expirement plus misc - Sociology Sherifs...

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Sociology Sherif’s and Asch’s studies of conformity And other key points 1. Muzafer Sherif a. Showed how our awareness of in-group boundaries is heightened and antagonism toward out-groups is generated by competitive situations b. Subjects i. 12 year old, healthy, socially adjusted boys from middle class families c. Setting i. Summer camp d. Procedure i. Week 1 1. Split boys into two groups 2. Boys got to know each other 3. Evolved group norms 4. Arrived at and internal division of labor and leadership roles ii. Week 2 1. Brought groups together by making them compete in baseball, touch football, tug-of-war and treasure hunt games 2. Positive feelings were there intitially, then they became hostile iii. Week 3 1. “integration phase” a. Brought two groups together for meals, viewing movies and shooting off firecrackers b. Settings merely provided new oppurtunities for the two groups to challenge, berate and harass one another iv. Week 4 1. Experimenters created a series of urgent events
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a. Pursuit of common goals led to a lessening of out-group hostilities and
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  • Fall '07
  • MDHughes
  • Sociology, Erikson's stages of psychosocial development, middle class families, Basic trust vs., mistrust Predominant Social, relationship Adulthood Generativity, self esteem Child

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