SOCIAL INFLUENCES C hapter 9. Pages 294-319. Social Psychology. Looks at how people think about, interact with, influence and are influenced by the thoughts, feelings and behaviours of other people. Investigates social influences. BUT WHAT ARE SOCIAL INFLUENCES???????. Social Influence.
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BUT WHAT ARE SOCIAL INFLUENCES???????
First of all what is a group?
What are some examples of groups?
The importance of a group member’s position in that group, as perceived by other members of the group. Usually in a group there is a sort of leader.
Who’s the leader in your friendship group?
Obedience (a type of compliance whereby the individual complies with a demand, rather than a request)
Why did Nazi soldiers kill so many people? Were they just obeying orders? Or were they cold blooded killers?
Group Pressure was more influential compared to social proximity and legitimacy of the authority figure.
(proximity, legitimacy of authority)??
How did Milgram do this??
How was this done by Milgram?
Did Milgram allow this?
When people are free to do as they please they usually imitate each other.
Conformity (a behaviour that is motivated by pressure from other members of a group. Changing our thoughts, feelings and behaviours so that they align with another persons thoughts feelings and behaviours even if we don’t agree with them) we do this because we want to fit in.
HAVE YOU EVER CONFORMED? How?
Lets read pages 311-313
What are some examples? What have you been peer pressured into doing/ trying?
9.3 questions 6,7,10,11