Conformity, Compliance and Obedience. What is conformity? A change in behavior/opinion due to real or perceived pressure from others. Stand-out points from ch. 2? Do we see conformity in human service settings? Clients as individuals or in groups Staff as a group Funding decisions
Consider from both your perspective and the client’s perspective
Observe and analyze - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OSsPfbup0ac&feature
Behavior or attitude lives only as long as the threat of punishment or the promise of reward is present.
Doesn’t involve much thought about the behavior/attitude itself…simply a response.
Lasting behavior/attitude if I continue to admire/value/like the person I’m conforming to.
May diminish because others become more important, more desirable.
May diminish because it becomes more important to me to be right.
We take on as our own the belief or the attitude – no longer depends on reward/punishment or the model’s influence.
What are some situations in which ordinary people could take action and reduce a negative outcome?