Lecture 10 - Conformity 03/28/11 1 Automaticity s without...

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2 Automaticity without thought, effort, conflict “chameleon effect” being “in sync” facilitates affiliation occurs whether person is real or, whether situation is social or not
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3 Social Influence social influence: ways we are affected by real or imagined pressures from others Yield to Influence Resist Influence - conformity - independence - compliance - assertiveness - obedience - defiance
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4 Conformity conformity: change in perception, opinion, behavior because of group norms
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5 “Visual Perception” Task (Sherif 1936) in a dark room, estimate movement of a small dot of light participated alone and then in groups of 3 ambiguous task because of autokinetic effect (optical illusion) – dot was motionless but appeared to move
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6 “Visual Perception” Task (Sherif 1936) once in group, participants compromised original estimates to form a group mean
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7 “Line Judgment” Task (Asch 1955) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iRh5qy09nNw
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This note was uploaded on 06/04/2011 for the course PSY 240 taught by Professor Freitas during the Spring '09 term at SUNY Stony Brook.

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