Conformity

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What was Aschs line study?
Had to judge line lengths. Confederates gave the wrong answer to see if the participant would conform. Naive participants conformed on 36.8%of the trials.
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Limitations of Aschs line study
Child of its time (repeated study and found less conformity). Demand characteristics. Lacks population validity.
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What is internalisation?
change beliefs and behaviour because of social norms
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What is Identification?
Change behaviour in order to be identified with a certain group
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What is Compliance?
Go along with a group but dot change beliefs
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What is informational social influence?
Conforming to be right, assuming others know better
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What is Normative social influence?
Conforming to be accepted or liked.
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Summary of Zimbardos study
Mock prison with student participants assigned as either a prisoner or guar. Guards became increasingly brutal, prisoners became more depressed and withdrawn. Concluded participants conformed to their roles as guards or prisoners
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Limitations of Zimbardos study
Lack of realism, dispositional influences, lack of research support and ethical issues.
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