SOCI 101 Lecture Notes - Lecture 12: Leek, Peer Pressure

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22 Feb 2017
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Social networks: the social ties radiating outward from the self that link people together, clique a cluster of people within a larger group who choose to interact with one another. Requires full attention and cooperation of both. If one member of the group leaves, the group will cease to exist. Ex. friendships or romantic relationships: triad group of 3. More stable than dyads: larger groups group of 4+ Group can survive if some members leave. One member of the group may leave and the group will continue to exist. Ex. sororities/fraternities: group size matters for attitudes and behaviors. More group indemnity and more loyalty: group dynamics. Experiment in which respondents often conformed to a group of strangers. Everyone in a room is acting except one: actors would choose wrong answer, actual participant would face peer pressure to conform to the wrong answer. Milgra(cid:373) (cid:862)sho(cid:272)k(cid:863) e(cid:454)peri(cid:373)e(cid:374)ts: milgram found that parti(cid:272)ipa(cid:374)ts would (cid:862)hurt(cid:863) stra(cid:374)gers (cid:271)(cid:455) following the authority of the scientist.

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