Conformity: Social Pressure, Solomon Asch & Cultural Influence


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A new student at a high school is displaying normative conformity by all of the following EXCEPT:

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1. James has just been hired at XYZ Corporation. He carefully watches how his new colleagues behave in order to learn how he should behave. James is exhibiting _____.

2. Sarah notices that just about everybody on her soccer team wears the same type of headband. Based on typical conformity patterns, why is Sarah likely to also buy this type of headband?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

At some point, there are going to be situations that cause people to conform. Gauge your knowledge of this phenomenon and review the different types of conformity by completing this worksheet and quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you have the ability to review:

  • Where conformity is the strongest
  • When a person is inclined to conform with a group
  • Characteristics of normative conformity
  • What a new employee watching his colleagues is called

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to understand characteristics of normative conformity
  • Information recall - retrieve the information you gained from the lesson about the culture where conformity is the strongest
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about why people conform and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

Find out a little more about conformity by looking over the lesson called Conformity. It is designed so that you can complete these objectives:

  • Identify the different types of conformity
  • Understand the factors that influence people to conform
  • Examine the characteristics of conformity