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1

What does Zimbardo distinguish between?

Individuated behaviour - conforms to social norms
Deindividuated behaviour - unsocialised and based on more primitive argues

2

What is reduced public self-awareness and reduced private self-awareness?

Public - we are less likely to be identified by others
Private - people become less successful at monitoring their own behaviour and judging wether it is appropriate

3

What are Deiner's (1980) 4 types of self-awareness?

- Poor self-monitoring of behaviour
- Reduced need for social approval
- Reduced inhibitions
- Reduced rational thinking

4

What is Hogg and Vaughan's (2008) definition?

Is a process whereby people loose their sense of socialised individual behaviour and engage in unsocialised, often anti-social behaviour

5

Is the approach nature or nurture? Why?

Nurture approach. If an individual was put into a situation where they were deindivdulised they may become aggressive even if they are not that type of person.

6

Why could this approach be considered nature?

Perhaps people who are already aggressive may set up accounts to target people and may choose jobs which allow them to wear uniforms

7

What are the issues surrounding this topic? (2 points)

- Perhaps if their was a policy that restricted people to one Facebook account in their real name this would stop aggression/anti-social behaviour online
- Prison guards and police should always have their face showing and a name badge to prevent them becoming deindividulised

8

Why did the guards in Zimbardos study become aggressive?

Because they became deindividulised due to wearing mirrored sunglasses, uniforms and caps - prisoners could not see who they were?

9

What is some evaluation of Zimbardos study?

- The guards became aggressive and prisoners didn't suggesting deindividulisation is nurture
- BUT prisoners were also deindividulised, wore uniform, but became passive and obedient not aggressive

10

What did Diener et al do and find? What does the study show?

D: Had children trick or treat. 2 conditions one anonymous and one non-anonymous
F: 57% of anonymous group stole sweets, 21% of non-anonymous group did. When alone = 21%/8%
S: Being anonymous and in a group increases deindividulisation