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PsychSim 5: EVERYBODY’S DOING IT! Name: __________________________________________ Section: ________________________ Date: __________________________________________ This activity explores the issue of social influence—how the behavior of other people affects your behavior. Social Influence What is conformity? Explaining Sherif’s Results Why did Sherif’s participants change their estimates when they had to call out their answers in the presence of other people? Explaining Asch’s Results Why did Asch’s real participants deny the evidence of their eyes and report the obviously incorrect
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Unformatted text preview: answer chosen by the other group members? Motives for Conformity • Explain the difference between the two main motives for conformity: informational social influ-ence and normative social influence. Group Size and Conformity • What do you think happened in the “Gawker’s” study? Can you predict the results? Resisting Social Influence • What is reactance? 68 PsychSim 5: Everybody’s Doing It!...
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This note was uploaded on 02/18/2012 for the course PSY 100 taught by Professor Farthing during the Winter '08 term at University of Maine Orono .

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