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Department
Psychology
Course
PSYC 2310
Professor
Saba Safdar
Semester
Winter

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Feb 72012 Chapter 7 ConformityDefinitions Conformitychange in behaviour or belief as a result of real or imagined pressure from others KieslerKiesler 1969 Ex Urine sampleWhy Conform 1 The Need to KnowInformational Social InfluenceAccepting others interpretation of an ambiguous reality in order to obtain accurate infoMuzafer Sherifs Studies o Autokinetic effect darkened room participants asked how much the light is moving when in reality light is not moving at all o Perceptioneveryone reports different measureFire Experiment with one person in the room they evacuate immediately with others in the room who ignore the smoke they stay much longeronly leave when told to evacuatereassurance of other group members if enough to make them stay 2 The Need to be Acceptedwant to belong not rejectedridiculed so do as others doNormative Social Influence Conforming to other people in order to be li
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