The term conformity is often used to indicate an agreement to the majority position, brought about either by a desire to ‘ Jenness (1932) was the first psychologist to study conformity.His experiment was an ambiguous situation involving a glass bottle filled with beans.
Each person in the group had to say aloud how far they thought the light had moved.: Sherif found that over numerous estimates (trials) of the movement of light, the group converged to a common estimate.
The person whose estimate of movement was greatly different to the other two in the group conformed to the view of the other two.
As much as we like to think of ourselves as individuals, the fact is that we're driven to fit in, and that usually means going with the flow.
Conformity is often motivated by our identification with a specific group.
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This occurs 'when an individual accepts influence because the content of the induced behavior - the ideas and actions of which it is composed - is intrinsically rewarding.
He adopts the induced behavior because it is congruent [consistent] with his value system' (Kelman, 1958, p. Internalisation always involves public and private conformity.
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