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PSYB10 Pgs 191-216 and 220-229

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Elizabeth Page- Gould

PSYB10 191216 220229Reena Virk died in November 1997 after a vicious beating by a group of high school girls in BC Conformity a change in bhvr as a result of the real or imagined influence of other pplInformational social influence conforming bc we believe that others interpretation of an ambiguous situation is more correct than ours and will help us choose an appropriate course of action Private acceptance conforming to other ppls bhvr out of a genuine belief that what they are doing or saying is rightPublic compliance conforming to other ppls bhvr publicly wo necessarily believing in what they are doing or sayingPpl conform to informational social influence when the situation is 1 ambiguous when you are unsure of the correct response the appropriate bhvr is that youre open to be influence f others 2 a crisis if we scared and panicky and are uncertain what to to do its only natural for us to see how other ppl are respondingConsider The War of the Worlds broadcast of Orson Welles Contagion the rapid transmission of emotions or bhvr through a crowd3 when an expert is present the more expertise a person has the more valuable they will be as a guide in an ambiguous or crisis situationMass psychogenic illness the occurrence of similar physical symptoms in a group of ppl for which theres no known physical or medical causeUsing other ppl as a source of info can be dangerousif other ppl are misinformed we will adopt their
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