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Psy220h1: chapter 8: defining conformity, compliance, and obedience. Conformity: any change in behaviour caused by another person or group. Compliance: refers to a change in behaviour that is requested by another person or group. Obedience: a change in behaviour that is ordered by another person or group. Conformity encompasses compliance and obedience because it refers to any behavior that occurs as a result of others" influence no matter what the nature of that influence. Why does conformity doing as others do without any request occur: when you find yourself in a new/unusual situation look to others in deciding what to do ( they may have more experience) Muzafer sherif: research on conformity as addressing the development of social norms. Social norm: a rule or guideline in a group or culture about what behaviours are proper and improper: reward=being accepted/approval vs. punishment=social rejection/disapproval www. notesolution. com, autokinetic effect. Variation: groups of 2 1 member was a confederate.

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