Social Influence Me and My Gang. Who or what influences you??. Throughout my life I have noticed that I act differently around different groups of people. Around my family I act quiet and reserved. Around friends I act silly and fun.
Social InfluenceMe and My Gang
Who or what influences you??
Lets look at how groups effect our behavior.
How did you feel the first time someone asked you to smoke, drink, or skip class?
A desire to gain approval or avoid disappointment of others (acceptance or rejection) -Normative Social Influence
Influence resulting from one’s willingness to accept others’ opinions about reality - Informational Social Influence
Ordinary people can do shocking things
Other Issues in Group Dynamics
Sometimes people take advantage of being in a group
Zimbardo’s Stanford Prison Experiment
the tendency of people to make decisions that are more extreme when they are in a group as opposed to a decision alone or independently
How could hazing incidents be an example of groupthink?
If you think someone finds you attractive, they more likely will!!!
Why is there prejudice?
Social Inequalities(A principle reason behind prejudice)