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Social Influence: An Essay (Part 1/2)

In this essay, the definition of social influence will be looked at along with the forms of such influence (incidental and deliberate). Focus will be placed on why people conform (e.g. 1,115 more words


Social Influence: Types of Conformity and Explanations for Conformity

With any luck, this should be shorter than the last few.  I mean – it sort of needs to be, because I need to get through everything by next Thursday. 1,349 more words

Conformity: Standing up means standing out

If everyone was jumping off a bridge, would you jump too? Social psychology research suggests you might. Social conformity is a powerful force. So much so that social psychologists generally endorse the idea that people like to stand out, but only in a good way. 649 more words

Social Psychology