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Close, friendly groups usually work well together, but they may face a problem involving an extreme form of conformity called ________.
fundamental attribution error
What is a difference between obedience and conformity?
In conformity, there is a perceived difference in status between the one who conforms and the group.
In obedience, there is a difference in status between the one who obeys and the one who makes the request.
Conformity requires strict adherence to the rules, whereas obedience does not.
Obedience is an indirect request, whereas conformity is a direct request.
Conformity involves agreeing to change in response to a request, whereas obedience involves an indirect request for agreement.
Conformity is best described as
performing simple tasks more quickly in the presence of others.
adjusting our behavior or thinking toward a group standard.
neglecting critical thinking in order to preserve group harmony.
losing self-awareness in group situations that foster anonymity.
According to 'normative social influence', people conform because:
They are embarrassed.
They want to be right.
They want to be liked.
They lack confidence.
It's Oliver's first day of school and he is keen to make a good impression. He pretends to be interested in the other students' conversation even though he really finds them boring.
Why is he doing this?
Informational social influence
Normative social influence
Because he's shy and doesn't want to stand out
Which one of the following characteristics is not necessarily true about groups?
a. Group members are interdependent.
b. Groups have two or more members.
c. Groups have assigned goals.
d. Groups interact.
What term is used for a set of expected behavior patterns associated with a particular position in a social unit?
b. role perception
c. role identity
d. role expectation