Unformatted text preview: society’s. Ex. Militias Control Theory— conformity to social norms depends on the presence of strong bonds between individuals and society. If bonds are weak deviance happens. People conform because they do not want to “lose face” with family, friends or classmates. Four components of social bonds: 1. Attachment – the stronger your attachment to groups or individuals the more likely you are to conform. 2. Commitment –the stronger your commitment to social goals the more likely you are to conform. 3. Involvement – Participation in activities increases the probability of conformity. 4. Belief – Belief in the norms and values of society promotes conformity....
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This note was uploaded on 11/22/2011 for the course SCIE SYG2000 taught by Professor Bernhardt during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.
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