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Published in New York .
Written in English


  • Behaviorism (Psychology),
  • Social psychology.,
  • Conformity.

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Edition Notes

Other titlesConformity behavior.
Statementby Robert Chin ...
SeriesArchives of psychology.., no. 289
LC ClassificationsHM251 .C56 1943
The Physical Object
Pagination46 p., 1 l. incl. tables, diagrs.
Number of Pages46
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL188574M
LC Control Numbera 45004855

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  Conformity is both necessary for a society and one of its grave dangers. Cass Sunstein has been interested in this tension for a significant part of his career. His interest does humanity a service. The problem of conformity can be explored poetically as by E. E. Cummings. Conformity. Peer pressure is especially pronounced in adolescence and can involve risky, sometimes dangerous, behaviors (Ferguson & Meehan, ). Peer pressure can create a reciprocal determinism feedback loop in which an individual acts in a risky way. If others display the same behavior, it becomes a social norm within the group.   'An Analysis of Compliant Behavior.' In M. Sherif and M. O. Wilson (Eds.), Group Relations at the Crossroads. New York: Harper, Cited by: This essay focuses mainly on the case where individuals learn by observing the actions of others. There are several other possible causes of conformity which do not require great similarity in individuals’ decision problems.

Theoretical models within social psychology and the study of gene-culture coevolution are valuable tools in the quest for evolutionary explanations of .   book chapter provided a narrative review of research on confor-mity to masculine norms (Addis, Reigeluth, & Schwab, ), a meta-analysis provides a more systematic process for aggregating research that focuses on the magnitude of effect sizes rather than on simply counting the number of studies with significant findings (Quintana & Minami, ). Culture and conformity: A meta-analysis of studies using Asch’s (b, ) line judgment task. Psychological Bulletin, (1), – Bornstein, R. F. (). Beatty describes how a society comes to value and impose conformity on itself out of an innocent desire to avoid offending anyone. But being a free individual among other free individuals requires a willingness to offend and be offended.

Conformity denotes a wide-ranging phenomenon in which people (intentionally or unintentionally) shift their behavior or beliefs to fit in with a larger group. Groupthink refers to a specific kind. Finally, he is disturbed by the fact that he is aroused by kinky sexual behavior—particularly behavior that isn’t respectful of one’s sex partner, such as spitting in one’s partner’s face. Although Holden refers to such behavior as “crumby,” he admits that it is pretty fun, although he doesn’t think that it should be. Gender and social influence: A social psychological analysis. American Psychologist, 38, – The observed gender differences in conformity have social explanations—namely that women are socialized to be more caring about the desires of others—but there are also evolutionary explanations. This court study is among many cited by legal scholar Cass Sunstein in his new book Conformity: The Power of Social Influences, which delves deeply into how and why individuals often follow the opinions and behaviors of groups they belong to. The upside and downside of conformity.