People often conform from a desire to achieve a sense of security within a group—typically a group that is of a similar age, culture, religion, or educational status. Any unwillingness to conform carries with it the very real risk of social rejection . In this respect, conformity can be seen as a safe means of avoiding bullying or deflecting criticism from peers. Conformity is often associated with adolescence and youth culture , but it affects humans of all ages.
Although peer pressure may be viewed as a negative trait, conformity can have either good or bad effects depending on the situation. Driving safely on the correct side of the road is a beneficial example of conformity. Conformity influences the formation and maintenance of social norms and allows society to function smoothly and predictably. Because conformity is a group phenomenon, such factors as group size, unanimity, cohesion, status , prior commitment, and public opinion all help to determine the level of conformity an individual will display.
Based on the suitability of this theory, the film “The Blind Side” describes how Michael’s efforts to adjust to the environment around and out of “exile”. as depicted in the scene when Michael was expelled by the family of a mechanic who has been a family who care for him, Michael, who did not have a place to stay to try to adapt to life in school with allowances and take clean up the garbage, not only up there, Michael is from the beginning interested with rugby (American football) is often its ability to train so that he ogled by Bert (gym teacher) untu trained and used as a football athlete, from the initial milestone sisnilah Michael perform in accordance with the world around and out of exile shop ‘. “He’s doing this just because he tried to avoid bullying, rejection pressures, social and criticism from the surrounding neighborhood when he experienced during ini.berdasarkan theory correspondence, the movie”
Normative social influence occurs when one conforms to be liked or accepted by the members of the group. It usually results in public compliance , doing or saying something without believing in it. Normative influence is a function of social impact theory which has three components. The number of people in the group has a surprising effect. As the number increases, each person has less of an impact. A group’s strength is how important the group is to a person.. Groups we value generally have more social influence. Immediacy is how close the group is in time and space when the influence is taking place. Psychologists have constructed a mathematical model using these three factors and are able to predict the amount of conformity that occurs with some degree of accuracy.
In this film, this theory applies when the local community to accept Michael’s because on the basis of “kesukaaannya and ability” in terms of American football. simplenya or she is accepted by the community after many or most people can accept the presence of his achievement. but when reviewing his past behind a story where people mengucilkannya because of the assumption that he is a stupid child who should be shunned. so that in fact this theory explains the nature of the flexible “to follow the opinion of those many” although not necessarily assuming it’s true.
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