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October_10_spsych - Exam I grades posted Points out of 60...

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Exam I grades posted Points out of 60 Questions: e-mail [email protected] – Jason (T.A.) Final Exam: December 18 th 8-11 A.M. Beck Aud. Switching chapter 6 and 5 Chapter 6 Conformity Conformity- A change in behavior or belief to accord with others The key is whether your behavior and beliefs would be the same apart from the group Norm-rule for accepted and expected behavior. The majority of people follow a society’s norms. Some violate them. People conform to norms! Norms. not spoken or written down, just assumed Favorite Examples of violating norms. Standing too close/talking/looking at the urinal No eye contact/ignoring people who talk to you, not holding doors for people/cutting lines Farting Prom dress at gym Eating off floor of cafeteria- put plate on floor and ate sitting on floor Trick or treat in April Bought Burger King and went to McDonald’s Nipple pinch- male friends Type of Conformity Obedience- acting in accord with a direct order Compliance-conformity that involves publicly acting in accord with an implied or explicit request while privately disagreeing Acceptance-conformity that involves both acting and believing in accord with social pressure Classic Studies: Muzafer Sherif Norm Formation Studies The autokinetic phenomenon- dark room, small point of light, and stare at the light, it seems to move when it actually is stationary On first occasion, subject estimates movement of light after several times to be about 8 inches On second occasion, after being placed with confederates who offer different estimates, subject’s estimates conform to others’ estimates, over 4 days (of about 2 inches) As confederates give lower and lower estimates, the participant’s estimate also lowers because of others’ influence When tested alone a year later, still conformed to group-formed norm The power of suggestibility Solomon Asch Line Judgment
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Group Pressure to conform When asked to judge which line matched standard line when alone, 99% accurate When asked to judge which line matched standard line when group members gave wrong
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This note was uploaded on 04/03/2008 for the course PSYCH 321 taught by Professor Kilianski during the Fall '08 term at Rutgers.

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