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    Q13.
    Jan and Norah have just finished their first year at university where they lived in a house with six other students. All the other students were very health conscious and ate only organic food. Jan had listened to their point of view and now she also eats only organic food. Norah was happy to eat organic food while in the house, but when she went home for the holidays she ate whatever her mother cooked. Both girls conformed, but for different reasons.
    Explain which type of conformity each girl was showing. 4 marks.

    My answer,in short, was Jan is performing internalisation as shes fully converted and Norah is identification as shes happy to eat the food but will go home and eat whatever her mom makes as the conformity has weakened due to the seperation from the group.

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    Jan is showing internalisation, she has taken the others’ beliefs as her own and this behaviour continues even when she is away from the group. Norah is showing compliance, because away from the group she reverted back to her original behaviour. Explanations of conformity are also credit-worthy here and reference to NSI and ISI can gain marks. Jan believes the others were right (ISI) while Norah just wanted to be accepted by her housemates (NSI). Credit explanation in terms of private / public behaviour.
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    Nope - the mark scheme is correct
    Compliance is essentially going along with the group normalities for fear of social rejection, which is what Nora is doing as she only eats organic food around the others. Identification is where they will conform because they identify with the group in some way (e.g. they look up to them as a role model, or they have similar traits).

    Hope this helped
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    (Original post by lphillips4)
    Nope - the mark scheme is correct
    Compliance is essentially going along with the group normalities for fear of social rejection, which is what Nora is doing as she only eats organic food around the others. Identification is where they will conform because they identify with the group in some way (e.g. they look up to them as a role model, or they have similar traits).

    Hope this helped
    ah i see thankyou i think it was because it says shes HAPPY to eat the food, i assumed she agreed with their choices.
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    (Original post by Fayzee)
    ah i see thankyou i think it was because it says shes HAPPY to eat the food, i assumed she agreed with their choices.
    You’re welcome
    It’s an easy mistake! The two concepts are very similar and easy to confuse with eachother!
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