PSYC 1010 Chapter Notes - Chapter 43: Mahatma Gandhi, Deindividuation, Social Influence

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There is a great power of influence that causes us to do many things and act a certain way. Animals and humans learn by observing one another. We are constantly observing the emotional tones around us. When one person yawns it usually leads to others yawning as well, thus we are natural mimickers and are always unconsciously doing so. Automatic mimicry helps us empathize to feel what others are feeling. Suggestibility an conformity are subtle types of conformity adjusting our behaviour or thinking toward some group standard. This is an example of conformity, going with the group even if you may be right. People usually tend to conform with others because they are afraid of the attention or consequences that it may bring. People become more tense when a wide range of people can hear them, which is why people can answer questions more confidently on paper but not verbally.

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