A change in behavior or belief as the result of real or imagined group pressure.
Conformity that involves publicly acting in accord with an implied or explicit request while privately disagreeing.
Acting in accord with a direct order or command.
Conformity that involves both acting and believing in accord with social pressure.
Self (auto) motion (kineticI). The apparent movement of a stationary point of light in the dark.
A "we feeling"; the extent to which members of a group are bound together, such as attraction for one another.
Conformity based on a person's desire to fulfill others' expectations, often to gain acceptance.
Conformity occurring when people accept evidence about reality provided by other people.
A motive to protect or restore one's sense of freedom.Reactance arises when someone threatens our freedom action.
When Milgram asked 100 psychiatrists, college students, and middle-class adults to predict the results of his experiment, the respondents said that they thought _____ would ________.
they themselves; disobey by about 135 volts.
In a study by Hofling and his colleagues (1966), 22 hospital nurses were telephoned by an unknown physician and ordered to administer an obvious drug overdose. Results showed that:
all but one proceeded to comply without delay.
After President Bush announced his position regarding a possible war with Iraq, he was unlikely to change his mind. This most likely reflect the:
fact that public commitment reduced susceptibility to social influence.
In calling sports decisions, umpired and referees rarely change their decisions as a result of a players objection. This may be an example of how:
public commitment reduces susceptibility to social influence.
According to conformity research, a group's social proper is deflated when:
just one other person also differs from the majority.
Group members who feel attracted to the group are more responsive to its influence. This fact illustrates the impact of _______ on conformity.
If you clean your room only because your parents order you to, you behavior is a form of:
A classmate across the room yawns and then several other students yawn. This is an example of:
In Milgram's research, when the experimenter gave the commands by telephone instead of in person, full obedience:
dropped to 21 percent.
Although he made a promise to himself to not take illegal drugs, Tom gave into peer pressure at a party to smoke marijuana because he did not want to be rejected by the others. Tom's conformity is a result of:
A change in behavior or belief to accord with others is called:
Studies involving _____ most clearly demonstrate how social influence can take the form of acceptance.
the judgments of the autokinetic phenonmenon
According to Myers, an unchallenged assumption in individualistic Western nations is that ____ is good and ____ is bad.
A lone black female layer in a group of black and white male lawyers will be most conscious of being:
According to the text, personality predicts behavior when social influences are:
In Western individualistic societies, the word "conformity" carries:
a negative value judgment
Which of the following is NOT a reason we yawn?
If we were to conclude that Milgram's obedient participants were particualry hostile and aggressive people we would be:
committing the fundamental attribution error.
Normative influence leads to compliance, especially for those:
who are seeking to climb a status ladder.
The spread of bodily complaints within a school or workplace with no organic basis for the symptoms is called:
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