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Lecture 29 - z Self-centered 10 Anonymity&...

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Groups and Social Influence PSY 120000: Fall 2011 Purdue University Dr. Eric D. Wesselmann 1 Social Psychology in the News 2 Social Psychology in the News { Could riots happen elsewhere, or is it something about Penn State? { Social forces… z Conformity z Anonymity/Deindividuation Conformity Video 4
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Influences on Conformity { More likely to conform to norms & pressures in presence of others (Insko, et al, 1985) { Normative vs. Informational Influence z Ambiguous situations & crisis situations { Public conformity vs. Private attitude change 5 Influences on Conformity: Group Size 6 Influences on Conformity: Group Size 7 Influences on Conformity: Unanimity 8
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What Predicts Conformity? { Group size { Unanimity { Cohesion { Public response { No prior commitment 9 Anonymity & Deindividuation { Anonymity/Deindividuation leads to extreme and uninhibited behavior
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Unformatted text preview: z Self-centered 10 Anonymity & Deindividuation 11 Anonymity & Deindividuation 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 Alone Group % children transgressed Not anon Anon 12 Anonymity & Deindividuation { Anonymity/Deindividuation leads to extreme and uninhibited behavior z Self-centered z Aggressive { “Flaming” online { Hate speech { Sexual harassment 13 Anonymity & Deindividuation { Leads to more adherence to the group’s norms { Group norms z Consensual standards in a given context z Can influence an individual group member even when he/she doesn’t privately agree [Asch study] 14 Exam Reminders { Next class (Thursday) z Same format as previous exams z Chapters listed in syllabus z TA guest lectures fair game z We skipped Chapter 9: not on exam 15...
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