Conformity

Conformity - o Milgrams shock experiments on obedience You...

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Conform to Social norms o Social norms Expected standards of conducts which influence behavior Standing in line o Conformity The altering of ones behaviors or opinions to match those of others o Experiment: See a point of light that appears to move but didn’t really. When alone A lot of differences o People were saying many different distances With other people: Influenced by the others o Answers were similar o Experiment: Asch study: Even with a really easy answer, a person will go along with the wrong answer even when he knows they are all wrong When do we conform o If there are only one or two confederates (fake participants), the participant does NOT conform o 3 or more, participant conforms Obedient to Authority
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Unformatted text preview: o Milgrams shock experiments on obedience You teacher meet the other participant (really he is working for the researcher) who would be the learner Learner then shows fear of being shocked, teacher (you) must do the shocking Researcher is acting as authority figure and making them go on shocking How far will the person go? Hypothesis People are obedient to authority figures Results Condition one: can hear but not see the individual Tried to quit, but 2/3 obeyed Condition two: can see individual Less then 1/3 obeyed Conclusions Most people will obey even hideous orders, but will not want to do so as much when they feel more directly responsible...
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This note was uploaded on 02/28/2011 for the course PSYCH 001 taught by Professor Benbassi during the Fall '08 term at GWU.

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