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Psychology of behaviour management (part 3)

In the last posts, I briefly examined some of the key ideas and limitations of offering rewards and sanctions, and restorative approaches. Both of these tackle the issue of behaviour at an individual level; in this post I want to examine group-level strategies which utilise our propensity conform to social norms. 2,285 more words

Psychology For Teachers

'Cause everybody's doing it...

In de expert class van Koen Thewissen kwam het onderwerp ‘groepsconformiteit’ naar boven. En dat deed me onmiddellijk denken aan het Asch experiment. Ik was helemaal klaar om hier een blogpost over te schrijven. 53 more words

Expert Classes

Factors affecting conformity

Asch was curious about the levels of conformity he found in his experiment. He wanted to determine which factors were more crucial in influencing conformity rates. 525 more words


Why do people conform?

As you read in the previous post Asch found that 37% of his participants consistently conformed to group behaviour. 75% conformed at least once and 25% did not conform at all. 467 more words



NSI and ISI both fit into the term in psychology known as ‘Social Norms’. A social norm is an unspoken rule for behaviour in a particular group or culture. 257 more words

Yielding to majority group pressure: Solomon Asch (1951)

Solomon Asch believed that conformity reflects a rational process whereby we create a norm from other people’s behaviour in order to determine correct and appropriate behaviour for ourselves. 468 more words

Social Influence

Are the subjects of Asch's experiments conformists?

There is a handful of psychology works that have the burdensome honour of informing our view of human behaviour, usually with spectacular results that tend to satisfy some of our preconceptions on how this behaviour should look like. 1,190 more words

Cultural Evolution