Social Influence in Psychology: Theories, Definition & Examples


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Where social influence involves imitating some other person's behavior, it is most likely that we are observing:

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1. Lauren doesn't care much for Matilda, but because Matilda once gave her a loan to help pay her rent, she feels obligated to lend the other woman her Gucci handbag. This scenario illustrates:

2. Luke, Bart, Jimmy, and Steve call themselves the 'dragon boys' because they are all addicted to a video game called 'Dragon Flight.' It is most likely that their shared preferences result from:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet will gauge your knowledge of the characteristics of social influence. Topics on the quiz include the three levels of analysis recognized by sociologists.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this printable worksheet and quiz to review:

  • Social influence that involves imitating another's behavior
  • Three levels of analysis
  • Catalyst for shared preferences in a given scenario

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will let you practice the following skills:

  • Interpreting information - verify you can read information regarding social influence and interpret it correctly
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on human growth and development
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to identify the three levels of analysis

Additional Learning

To learn more about why we concern ourselves so much with others, review the corresponding lesson titled Social Influence in Psychology: Theories, Definition & Examples. This lesson will help you:

  • Identify the sources of social influence
  • Understand the types of social influence that exist
  • Describe the importance of habits in our daily lives
  • Explain the characteristics of each social influence
  • Appreciate when the demand for something will increase in society