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Chapter 6 Outline

Chapter 6 Outline - Chapter 6 Conformity I II III What is...

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Chapter 6 Conformity I. What is conformity? A. Conformity: A change in behavior or belief to accord with others B. Compliance: Conformity that involves publicly acting in accord with an implied or explicit request while privately disagreeing C. Obedience: Acting in accord with direct order D. Acceptance: Conformity that involves both acting and believing in accord with social pressure II. What are the classic conformity studies? A. Sherif’s studies of norm formation 1. Sherif wondered whether it was possible to observe the emergence of a social norm in the laboratory 2. Sherif’s participants created a false ‘norm’ 3. Autokinetic phenomenon: Self motion. The apparent movement of a stationary point of light in the dark 4. Confederate: An accomplice of the experimenter B. Asch’s studies of group pressure 1. Used confederates to determine whether participants would change their belief due to social pressure disregarding whether they were right or wrong C. Milgram’s obedience experiments 1.
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