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Initially, they differ; but over trials, they converge
Sherif study. How much is the light moving? Informational Inﬂuence = look to others for info. People state their opinions aloud they'll
converge over time (norm). Don't stick with initial estimates, go with what others say which
starts affecting how they perceive the movement. Alternative from SCT - ppl look to others for info to ﬁgure out how the social world works
(form norms etc) HOWEVER, this process of est reality is fundamentally a group process
(not indiv process) & as such we look to the INGROUP to form our norm(s) Abrams et al. Abrams et al.
25 trials, people called out their estimate Confederates yoked to subjects: 1-4/21-4/25/35/3-6 Control condition: no mention of groups
Categorized: H & J groups (random) Confederates
Confederates add 5cm to the estimates of
subjects, and stay in range of 7-11cm
Grouped: Categorization followed by 1
minute session of boggle. This happens in 1 of 3 conditions (control, explicit and reinforced) On avg confedereates say it moved further than subj (as instructed) Abrams
Abrams et al...
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This note was uploaded on 01/21/2014 for the course COMM 109 taught by Professor Reid,s during the Spring '08 term at UCSB.
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