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© 2005 David Schweingruber Panic! Social Order in Emergency Situations Jan. 21, 2005 http://www.iastate.edu/~soc.134
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© 2005 David Schweingruber Some key points from Milgram Experiment illustrated social influence—the effect of other people on our thoughts, perceptions and behaviors The most effective way of limiting obedience was to have the subject’s peers rebel People underestimated the effect of social influence when explaining their own behavior Interviews with some subjects revealed the importance of socialization and ideology
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© 2005 David Schweingruber Societal influence From social to societal influence • People influence each other during their interactions (social influence) • People don’t interact randomly; our actions are patterned by social structure • Social structure: social institutions, organizations, groups, statuses and roles, values, and norms that add order and predictability to our private lives (p. 286)
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© 2005 David Schweingruber Do social norms collapse?
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