(Answered) PSYC 110N Discussion Week 6: Social Influence

Required Resources

Read/review the following resources for this activity:

Initial Post Instructions

Think of the last time you were with a group of people at work or hanging out with a group of friends. How does your behavior change when you are with a particular group of people? Why do you think your behavior changes? Provide a personal example of compliance, conformity or obedience. Cite key concepts and theories to support your example.

Be sure to make connections between…..and the research, concepts, terms, and theory we are discussing this week.

Minimum of 3 posts (1 initial & 2 follow-up)

Minimum of 2 sources cited (assigned readings/online lessons and an outside source)

APA format for in-text citations and list of references

Follow-Up Post Instructions

Respond to at least two peers or one peer and the instructor. Further the dialogue by providing more information and clarification.


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Conformity within a group pertains to the adjusting your attitudes and beliefs to match those within the group of people you are hanging out with. Compliance is similar to conformity but has its differences. In order for it to occur within the group, one must adjust their actions to the other’s wishes or regulations (Constable et al. 2015). Obedience is when you change your behavior due to the commands of others in that group. Out of the three, obedience is the least common and only happens in certain kinds of relationships (Feldman, 2019).

The Asch effect, conducted by Solomon Asch during the 1950s, is the impact of the group majority on an individual’s judgment that is commonly seen in children (Open Stax College, 2014). The research implies that the size of the group, presence of another person withholding their opinion, and the public responses are key factors on conformity. …….please click the purchase button below to access the entire solution at $5