Types of conformity and explanations for conformity

olimcconnell
Flashcards by olimcconnell, updated more than 1 year ago
olimcconnell
Created by olimcconnell over 4 years ago
6
1

Description

AS - Level Psychology (Social influence) Flashcards on Types of conformity and explanations for conformity, created by olimcconnell on 04/07/2016.
Tags

Resource summary

Question Answer
Types of Conformity: Compliance Occurs when an individual accepts influence because they hope to achieve a favourable reaction from those around them. An attitude or behaviour is adopted not because of its content, but because of the rewards or approval associated with its adoption. (Conforming to gain approval)
Types of Conformity: Internalisation Occurs when an individual accepts influence because the content of the attitude or behaviour proposed is consistent with their own value system. (Conforming because of an acceptance of their views)
Types of Conformity: Identification A form of influence where an individual adopts an attitude or behaviour because they want to be associated with a particular group. (Accepting influence because of a desire to be associated with a certain group)
Explanations for Conformity: Normative social influence Conformity based on the desire for approval More likely to occur when an individual believes they are under surveillance from the group
Explanations for Conformity: Informational social influence Based on an acceptance of information from others as evidence of reality More likely if the situation is ambiguous or where others are experts
Show full summary Hide full summary

Similar

Asch Study and Variations
littlestephie
History of Psychology
mia.rigby
Biological Psychology - Stress
Gurdev Manchanda
Psychology A1
Ellie Hughes
Psychology subject map
Jake Pickup
Memory Key words
Sammy :P
Psychology | Unit 4 | Addiction - Explanations
showmestarlight
Bowlby's Theory of Attachment
Jessica Phillips
The Biological Approach to Psychology
Gabby Wood
Cognitive Psychology - Capacity and encoding
Tess W
Chapter 5: Short-term and Working Memory
krupa8711