SOC 2760 Lecture 8: Chapter 8

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Chapter 8- jan 24th
Midterm ch 1- ch 9
Time to play
The Netherlands welcomes trump in his own words
Conformity: when ppl are free to do as they please, they usually imitate
each other… a change in beh or belief as a result of real or imagined
pressure from others (ex. Taking ur jacket off bc everyone else has)
Why conform?
1. The need to know!
Information social influence: situation is ambiguous and u follow
and look at what others do based on that u guide ur own beh
Accepting others’ interpretation of an ambiguious reality in
order to obtain accurate info
Muzafer study: autokinetic effect: we’re asked to preform
tasks and imagine that theres pressure from what others are
doing so we do the same…how other ppl can be a source of
Multigenerational norms
Study of transition of norms from generation to generation by sherif
4 person group in the lab
3 members were confederates
the first 3 ppl were told to say norm of 12 inches
completed 30 judgments and results show that the 4th
member was conforming
replacing one of the confederate’s w a new naïve member
after 30 trails
continuing the study for 11 generations each one involving
the replacement of the oldest group member w a new
2. the need to be accepted
normative social influence
conforming to other ppl in order to be liked and accepted by
them … don’t want to stand up and be rejected
factors related to conformity
nature of the task
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