Conformity is defined as the true change of beliefs and or actions in response to subtle pressure from others whereas compliance is described as modification of expressed belief in response to direct request from others and is important to keep perception of free will. Both conformity and compliance are alike in a way that they both are done by free will. On the other hand, when comparing the degree of change for conformity and compliance, conformity can be both internal or external but compliance is only external. Furthermore, a message of conformity is through hint where for compliance, it's by direct request. There are eight factors that contribute to the occurrence of conformity. If something happens in conformity, others are part of social reality where one is excluded from the greatest effect in ambiguous situations and the response to perceived norms also guide interpretation of situations. Conformity requires for acceptance and affiliation and is done by response to unanimous agreements. Furthermore, a low status, moderate self-esteem, and maintaining group cohesion and identity also contribute to the occurrence of conformity. Lastly, conformity is done on free will. There are 4 methods used to induce compliance. For Foot in the door method, agreement to small requests increases probability of complying to larger requests. Cognitive dissonance and self perception are why this works; one needs to maintain consistency. Second, for door in the face, rejection of
Analysis of Conformity and Group Influence in Twelve Angry Men
The film “Twelve Angry Men” directed by Sidney Lumet illustrates many social psychological principles. The tense, gripping storyline that takes place in the 1950s features a group of jurors who must decide unanimously whether a young man is guilty or innocent in the murder of his father. At the beginning, eleven of the twelve jurors voted guilty. Gradually, through some heated discussion, the jurors are swayed to a not-guilty…
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Developing through lifespan
I believe that at birth people are born with a "blank slate"; meaning there is not an inherent good or evil gene that foresees what we'll become in life. I am not trying to suggest that one should ignore the role of heredity altogether and focus on the environmental factors for every human being. Science continues to explore the wonder of heredity, genetics, chromosomes, and the relationship…
members' striving for unanimity override their motivation to realistically appraise alternate courses of action
Stereotyping: categorizing of others outside the group in ways that see their views as unacceptable
Social Facilitation: The influence of other people on the performer
social loafing: The tendency for people in a group to exert less effort when pooling their efforts toward attaining a common goal than when individually accountable.
group polarization: The enhancement of a group's prevailing…
The obedience study by Stanley Milgram had made an extremely influence in the psychology. He studies how eager the human will try to obey authorities and instructions. Milgram had established that 65 percent of his research subjects had followed orders with the experimenter and administered the highest shock possible to a learner, even when they were uncomfortable in doing so (Milgram, 1963). In psychology, this result had made an extreme contribution. There were so many question on his experiment…
The Diverse Nature of Psychology
Psychology, though a young field, is a uniquely successful one, flourishing in the twentieth century through intellectual and social expansion (Darity, 2008). From its philosophical roots to its emergence as a scientific discipline, the field of psychology has been concerned with behavior and mental processes. By its very nature, the field is diverse encompassing many subdisciplines and areas. The American Psychological Association recognizes more than 50 different…
into my own skin and feel more comfortable with myself, which has helped break my habit of conforming. Because I tend to be a people pleaser, I fall under the category of a pessimist and an optimist which both contribute to different aspects of psychology.
Preteen years, as most middle schoolers would agree, were difficult times spent struggling trying to fit in. constantly, I caught myself partaking in backstabbing gossip that was incredibly hurtful and immature. My thoughts during these conversations…
Name five approaches to psychology
There are five approaches to psychology,
Cognition is the term used to describe a range of mental activities associated with thinking. Cognitive processes include reasoning, problem solving, paying attention and remembering.
Social Psychology studies the way we interpret events that are going on around us and how we interact with one another.
Physiological Psychology is the study of how…
Discuss Factors Influencing Conformity
The Social cultural level of Analysis shows that conformity is the tendency to adjust an individual’s thoughts, feelings, or behaviour in ways that are agreements with those of a particular individual or a group, or with accepted standards about how a person should behave in specific situations (social norms). Conformity can be influenced by such factors and those are group size, confidence, self-esteem , unanimity, categorization, ethnicity and culture.…
Psychology H - Midterm PEOPLE Vocabulary
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Aristotle: Greek philosopher who took the side of "nurture", believed we are "blank slates" at birth, tabula rasa
John Locke: agreed with Aristotle that we come into this world knowing nothing, that we learn from other people, experiences, and other
Charles Darwin: naturalist, published a book in 1879, had an evolutionary perspective of psychology
Wilhelm Wundt: "father…
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The causes of compliance, groupthink, conformity, among individuals have been debated and researched for many decades. [The five motivational reasons to conform: the desire to be correct, the desire to be socially accepted and to avoid rejection and conflict, the need to accomplish group goals, the necessity of establishing and maintaining a self-concept/social identity, and the alignment of oneself with similar individuals]…