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…
Asch 1955 (study outline sheet)
Sampling method: Volunteer
IV: amount of confederates
Aim: to investigate to what extent people will conform to a majority opinion even when it appears obviously incorrect.
Procedure: pp's were 123 American male students. Each participant joined a group of seven to nine young men sitting around a table. They were told only that they were taking part in a psychology experiment…
Social Psychology Paper Scenario
The first factor addressed in regards to Sara’s attitude towards her curfew is her age and her place in the development stages. She is an adolescent and female so there are biological factors at play beneath the surface. For example, Hormones, “hormones are chemicals that influence body growth, mood, eating, and sexual characteristics.” (Carter, K. & Seifert, C. 2013). When puberty occurs hormones are always a factor on mood and decision making for adolescents.…
written by Kenneth J. Gergen was interesting, but a little difficult to comprehend at first. It seems as though the question remains is that whether or not social psychology really is considered a science or just another way of analyzing and understanding human behavior and social interaction among people. It seems as though social psychology is constantly changing and that although the same methods are used often, the results vary each time over a span of several years or even decades. The way people…
You don’t deal with him because you have no knowledge about Psychology. What is psychology? How do people study psychology?” (Allen).
Psychology is the scientific study of mind and behavior. It has major schools of thought which are structuralism, functionalism, psychodynamic, behaviorism, cognitive, and social cultural. In addition, there are primary biological foundations of psychology linked to behavior.
The first school of Psychology is Structuralism. Structuralism was formally set up by Wilhelm…
PSYC 221 - Social Psychology
PSYC 221 Sections 0101 & 0201 – University of Maryland – Fall 2012
WHAT IS SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY AND WHAT DO SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGISTS DO?
Social psychology is the scientific study of how people’s thoughts, feelings and behavior are influenced by
the actual, imagined, or implied presence of other people (Allport, 1985). In other words, Social
Psychologists try to understand the mental processes that determine how we think about ourselves and
other people and how those other people…
assigned. I’m not sure if it’s because I’m older or because there is more females in the classroom or even if religion and morals are involved. With this being said, I chose social-comparison as my topic.
Social-comparison can be defined as reviewing one’s thoughts and actions by comparing oneself with others. (Social Psychology, Meyers, chapter 2) Others around us help shape the person we become. From our employment, family, classmates in school, to our church and city we live in, these are the…
* Social Cognition
* Impression Formation
* Social schema**
* Fundamental Attribution**
* Defense Attribution**
* Just World Attribution
* Mistaken belief that bad things happen to bad people
* Why do we do this? –Helps us feel safer and better about ourselves, we always ask what they did wrong, bad things do still happen to good people
* Trying to change your…
In the study of psychology, people are examined and tested on to determine why they do the things that they do. Sarah is a 15-year-old sophomore in high school. She is a well-behaved girl with good grades and takes mostly honor’s classes. As the school year begins, Sarah makes new friends and is looking forward to spending time with them on their first night going out together. As always, Sarah is aware of her curfew and has never broken it before. As the night comes to an…
Aspects of Psychology
14 July 2013
Theories of Psychology .
Behaviorist approaches are different from most other perspectives because they view people as controlled by their environment and specifically that we are the result of what we have learned from our environment. The early philosophical base for this learning perspective of personality is English philosopher, John Locke (1632-1704) who viewed the new born baby as a blank slate - tabula rasa - on whom the…