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conform to gain approval

normative social influence

2

People obeyed orders even when they thought they
were harming another person.

Stanley Milgram's experiments

3

T/F: In any society, great evil acts often grow out of people’s compliance with lesser evils.

true

4

In -- (Triplett), presence of others arouses people, improving performance on easy or well-learned tasks but decreasing it on difficult ones.

social facilitation

5

- When others observe us, we perform well-learned
tasks more quickly and accurately.
- But on new and difficult tasks, performance is less quick and accurate.

home team advantage

6

Tendency for people in a group to exert less effort when pooling their efforts toward attaining a common goal than when individually accountable

social loafing

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Involves loss of self-awareness and self-restraint occurring in group situations that foster arousal and anonymity

deindividuation

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If a group is like-minded, discussion strengthens its prevailing opinions.

group polarization

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example of how suggestibility and mimicry sometimes lead to tragedy

copycat violence

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People are driven by a desire for harmony within a decision-making group, overriding realistic appraisal of alternatives.

groupthink