PSYC 260 Lecture Notes - Lecture 8: Mass Psychogenic Illness, Normative Social Influence, Acculturation

27 views5 pages

Document Summary

Conformity, social norms and authority: conformity: changing our behaviour as a result of real/ imagined influence of other people, not inherently good/ bad: depends on situation/ what you conform to, conform for many different reasons. Influence of other people that leads us to conform in order to be liked/ accepted by them. 5. the greater the prevalence of pathogens, the higher degree of conformity in a country a. the threat of infectious disease may cause a culture to promote greater conformity to social norms. Injunctive: rules about how ppl are supposed to behave: social norms: implicit/ explicit rules of behaviours, values and beliefs for group members. 2: descriptive: how ppl actually behave, elevator, descriptive norm, normative social influence, dont walk on the black: a. b. Overcome conformity: strength, conformity helps coordinate social life i. ii. people are social animals: the need to connect to others need rules to help out interactions run smoothly, disadvantage: can spread wrong info.

Get access

Grade+20% off
$8 USD/m$10 USD/m
Billed $96 USD annually
Grade+
Homework Help
Study Guides
Textbook Solutions
Class Notes
Textbook Notes
Booster Class
40 Verified Answers
Class+
$8 USD/m
Billed $96 USD annually
Class+
Homework Help
Study Guides
Textbook Solutions
Class Notes
Textbook Notes
Booster Class
30 Verified Answers

Related Documents