Flashcards in Prologue Deck (10):
conform to gain approval
normative social influence
People obeyed orders even when they thought they
were harming another person.
Stanley Milgram's experiments
T/F: In any society, great evil acts often grow out of people’s compliance with lesser evils.
In -- (Triplett), presence of others arouses people, improving performance on easy or well-learned tasks but decreasing it on difficult ones.
- 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
Tendency for people in a group to exert less effort when pooling their efforts toward attaining a common goal than when individually accountable
Involves loss of self-awareness and self-restraint occurring in group situations that foster arousal and anonymity
If a group is like-minded, discussion strengthens its prevailing opinions.
example of how suggestibility and mimicry sometimes lead to tragedy