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Sociocultural.Segmen - Sociocultural Perspective Segment 2 Group Behavior and Conflict Group Identity Social Identity The part of a person’s

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Unformatted text preview: Sociocultural Perspective Segment 2: Group Behavior and Conflict Group Identity Social Identity : The part of a person’s self-concept that is based on his or her identification with a nation/ethnic group/gender/social affiliation. Ethnic identity : A person’s identification with a racial/religious/ethnic group. Acculturation : Members of minority groups come to identify with/feel part of the mainstream culture. Ethnocentrism : Belief that one’s own ethnic group/nation/religion is superior. Stereotype : Person believes that all members of the group share a common trait/traits. ( Can be good, bad, or neutral ) Conformity Researcher: Solomon Asch Researcher: Solomon Asch (1952) (1952) • Line Study Line Study • Confederate (n=6) and Participant (n=1) Confederate (n=6) and Participant (n=1) • Three lines: Three lines: Which one is the same length? Which one is the same length? Overall, subjects conformed on about 35% of the trials 2 factors influence the likelihood a person will conform- Characteristics of the situation/Characteristics of the individual Asch’s Findings Asch’s Findings Size of the group...
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This note was uploaded on 01/06/2012 for the course PSYCH 2301 taught by Professor Michaelrose during the Fall '12 term at Collins.

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Sociocultural.Segmen - Sociocultural Perspective Segment 2 Group Behavior and Conflict Group Identity Social Identity The part of a person’s

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