PSY 2000 Lecture 3: Social Psychology
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Department
Psychology
Course
PSY 2000
Professor
William Aronson
Semester
Fall

Description
Conditions That Increase Conformity* (5) group size group is unanimous (lack of dissension) group observes ones behavior culture other research has shown feelings of incompetence, insecurity, and lowselfesteem all increase conformity Increase Conformity: Group Size* increases as group size increases up to 4 Increase Conformity: Group is Unanimous* lack of dissension bc even one dissenter significantly reduces conformity Increase Conformity: Group Observes Ones Behavior* when behavior is not private, but publicly known Increase Conformity: Culture* collectivist cultures tend to show more conformity than individualistic cultures Group Influence: Group Polarization* members involved in a group tend to take somewhat more exteme positions and suggest riskier actions than individuals who have not participated in a group disscussion Group Influence: Social Facilitation* positive influence of others on performance Group Influence: Social Impairment and Social Loafing*
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