What is Compliance in Psychology?


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What is the major goal of compliance psychology?

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1. Say your friend asks to borrow a couple of dollars for coffee. Then, this same classmate asks to borrow money for lunch and a movie. What technique is he using?

2. You ask your friend to babysit your nephew every weekday. When they say no, you can ask if they could just take him to the park for a couple hours on Monday.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Compliance psychology includes various techniques and goals. This quiz/worksheet combo will test your understanding of these aspects of compliance psychology. The quiz questions will test you on findings of famous experiments, such as that of Stanley Milgram.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet will test you on the following:

  • Compliance's main goal
  • Compliance techniques
  • The findings of Solomon Asch's experiment

Skills Practiced

These assessments allow students to test their knowledge by using the following skills:

  • Problem solving - use acquired knowledge to analyze scenarios to determine type of compliance being used
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the goals of compliance and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding Stanley Milgram's experiment
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about Solomon Asch's experiment

Additional Learning

To learn more about this branch of psychology, review the accompanying lesson, What is Compliance in Psychology? The lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define compliance
  • Review examples of the techniques of compliance
  • Examine the influence of famous experiments