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  Social influence - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Social influence is when the actions or thoughts of individual(s) are changed by other individual(s).
Social influence can also be described by the word power, which means to possess the ability to embrace a person/group of people to one's own will.
Conformity : It is a type of social influence in which individuals change their attitudes or behaviour in order to adhere to existing social norms.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Social_influence   (373 words)

 Social psychology - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Social Psychology is usually considered a subfield of either psychology or sociology, though there are differences depending on which discipline is being referring to.
Psychologists who study social psychology tend to take an approach to human social behavior which emphasizes factors within the person (cognition, affect, motives, neurophysiology, and personality traits) and in the immediate social environment, as well as interactions between these two.
Sociologists who study social psychology tend to emphasize processes outside of the person at a more distant macro-level, such as social structure and a more immediate micro-level, such as social interaction.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Social_psychology   (288 words)

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Researchers feel that the process of social influence is part of the overall process that a group uses to "formulate" a decision based on the members' opinions.
Social decision schemes fall within the realm of Position l, which holds that social influence does not affect the decisions of groups.
Social influence can occur even when group members do not hear arguments about the strengths and the weaknesses of the options they are considering.
www.udel.edu /communication/COMM356/pavitt/chap7.htm   (15098 words)

 Social influence
A social influence advents when a distinct individual is in relation with an entity, in form of another individual or a group of individuals.
A social influence will have a direct impact on the subject's psychology if therewho tends to not ignore extern values.
One is bound to be molden psychicly by it's surroundings.
www.nebulasearch.com /encyclopedia/article/Social_influence.html   (160 words)

 Social Psychology
Social learning theory is a general theory of human behavior, but Bandura and people concerned with mass communication have used it specifically to explain media effects.
Social psychology traditionally has been defined as the study of the ways in which people affect, and are affected by, others.
Correlations with social indices (e.g., divorce rates, crime rates) suggest that decreases in social connectedness and increases in environmental dangers may be responsible for the rise in anxiety.
www.psychology.org /links/Environment_Behavior_Relationships/Social   (1802 words)

 Social Influence on the Individual -- Social-Directed vs. Self-Directed | Social Supports | Miscellaneous -- ...
He seeks no social reward, nor to follow any fixed political or social philosophy, but only to seek the full spectrum of truths in his own field in which he works (architecture), and then based on his wider understanding is able to acts in ways that are rational and right.
The spiritual individual is not bound by the physical limitations, social pressures or mental horizons of his day and age, not bound even by the limits of karma and ignorance.
The explorer, the pioneer, the inventor, the entrepreneur, the social reformer, the political revolutionary, the thinker and the sannyasi are examples of individuality at the physical, social, mental and spiritual level.
www.gurusoftware.com /GuruNet/KnowledgeBase/Personal/SocialInfluence.htm   (6817 words)

 social influence: minority influence
It is social conflict and disagreement with others that creates discomfort and we try to avoid that by normalising and conforming, in other words by reaching agreements through influence.
This minority was able to influence about 32% of the subjects to make at least one incorrect judgement about the colour of slides they were shown.
influence subjects to revise the very basis of their judgements, while a majority can make them almost all accept its point of view, if it is unanimous, without affecting the underlying perceptual-cognitive system.
www.cultsock.ndirect.co.uk /MUHome/cshtml/socinf/minority.html   (1103 words)

 Social Influence of Behavior
Because social behavior is first learned in the family, Berg (1992) suggests that modern families can and should create their own family traditions.
The transformation from a biological organism to a socially responsible individual is the hallmark of the development of personality and is a shared social development necessary for viable human society (Grolier, 1993).
Level II, which includes Kohlberg's stages 3 and 4, is based on social conformity and it is here where social influences of behavior are directly evidenced.
www.schuelers.com /psychology/HS813.htm   (3949 words)

 Conformity and Influence
Conformity occurs when people respond to group influence by changing their publicly stated position, one of at least two different processes may be occurring;
Moscovici reports that a minority on one or two members can sometimes considerably influence a majority's judgments, provided that  the minority's responses are highly consistent overtime.
Asch and Sheirf se normative social influence cause discomfort because members fear the negative interpersonal consequences, and feel compelled to live up to others expectations.
www.fvcc.edu /academics/dept_pages/human.services/ConformityInfluence.htm   (695 words)

 PSYCH 460 -- ADVANCED SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY: Social Influence and Persuasion; Dr. Jeff Stone   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Course Overview The purpose of this advanced social psychology course is to survey one of the oldest, most important, and most active areas of social psychology: The study of social influence and persuasion.
Social influence and persuasion are an everyday affair-we influence, and are influenced by, the people we observe and interact with on a daily basis.
The last third of the course will turn to examine how social influence and persuasion strategies are used in the mass media (e.g., advertising and marketing), in the context of the law and court-room testimony, and finally, to alter our health and other prosocial behavior.
psych.arizona.edu /syllabi/stone46098.html   (1413 words)

 Social Psychology
According to Bandura’s social cognitive theory, the best way to change behavior is to shift people’s overall image of what behaviors are considered normative within one’s peer group.
Theoretically, the number of students who volunteer to participate in the two-hour out-of-class "research" should be greater for the social psychology class because they were exposed to the multiple requests.
To demonstrate the power of social influence to a skeptical class, a teacher recreates the atmosphere of Nazi Germany by instilling ideas of power, discipline, and superiority into his obeying students.
www.abacon.com /baronbyrne/chapter9.html   (4853 words)

 Introduction to Social Influence, Persuasion, Compliance & Propaganda
The comparatively young science of social influence, however, can trace its roots to the second world war, when a social psychologist named Carl Hovland was contracted by the U.S. Armed Forces to bolster the morale of soldiers.
Since World War II, social influence has become a vastly expanding field of study devoted to discovering the principles that determine our beliefs, create our attitudes, and move us to action.
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www.workingpsychology.com /intro.html   (497 words)

 Social Influence
Social influence is the change in behavior that one person causes in another, intentionally or unintentionally, as a result of the way the changed person perceives themselves in relationship to the influencer, other people and society in general.
Three areas of social influence are conformity, compliance and obedience.
Solomon Asch showed how a person could be influenced by others in a group to claim that a clearly shorter line in a group of lines was, in fact, the longest.
changingminds.org /explanations/theories/social_influence.htm   (322 words)

The drive to be and look consistent constitutes a highly potent tool of social influence, often causing people to act in ways that are clearly contrary to their own best interests.
This principle of Social Proof can be used to stimulate a person's compliance with a request by informing him or her that many other individuals, perhaps some that are role models, are or have observed this behavior.
In separate studies investigating the influence of these symbols--individuals that possessed one or another of these symbols, even without other legitimizing credentials, were accorded more deference or obedience by those they encountered.
www.rickross.com /reference/brainwashing/brainwashing20.html   (2224 words)

 Social Psychology Arena   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
We've updated our Social Psychology Conferences listings with an interactive map (see screenshot, right), allowing you to see, at a glance, all of the events that are coming up near you.
Shedding new light on important social problems like prejudice, bigotry, and intense conflicts around the world, this is a unique collection of essays on Social Identity Theory from leading figures in social psychology, presenting comprehensive reports and discussion of recent motivational theories of identification.
Explores the relationship between knowledge and context through a novel analysis of processes of representation, and argues that representation, a social psychological construct relating self, other and object-world, is at the basis of all knowledge.
www.socialpsychologyarena.com   (1646 words)

 social influence: conformity
Other experiments have also shown that social support can help us to resist conformity, even if the person giving us the support is not particularly competent and even if she doesn't share our views.
When we examine the results of experiments in social psychology, it is worth asking ourselves what, if anything, we consider to have been proven and within what intellectual and social framework the 'proof' has been delivered.
In effect, the psychological world so dear to the heart of many social psychologists is a social construction, and the findings used to justify statements about this world are only valid insofar as one remains within the theoretical (and metatheoretical) paradigms of the field.
www.cultsock.ndirect.co.uk /MUHome/cshtml/socinf/conform.html   (2406 words)

 Taylor & Francis Journals: Welcome
Social Influence is a new journal that provides an integrated focus for research into this important, dynamic, and multi-disciplinary field.
Topics covered include: conformity, norms, social influence tactics such as norm of reciprocity, altercasting, and scarcity, interpersonal influence, persuasion, power, advertising, mass media effects, persuasion in democracy, propaganda, comparative influence, compliance, minority influence, influence in groups, cultic influence, social movements, social contagions, rumors, resistance to influence, influence across cultures, and the history of influence research.
It will appeal to a broad range of researchers from social psychology, consumer psychology, communication studies, political science, organizational behavior, media studies, and advertising.
www.tandf.co.uk /journals/titles/15534510.asp   (170 words)

 Influence At Work
Influence at Work is a firm that provides influence-related consulting, training, and presentations to corporations, government, and non-profit agencies.
Influence is a rapidly expanding field of psychological inquiry devoted to discovering the principles that determine beliefs, create attitudes, and move people to agreement and action.
When influence is employed correctly, it efficiently moves people in positive directions.
www.influenceatwork.com   (158 words)

 Normative Social Influence
National culture also has a significant effect, and countries like Japan are far more likely to be influenced by more individualistic cultures such as in the USA (although it is a testament to the power of this effect that it still has a massive impact here).
Solomon Asch showed a group of people a line on a card and asked them to find a matching line from a group of three lines on another card, one of which was pretty obviously the right choice.
Where you want to do something and the group in which you currently are socially punishes you for doing it, make a conscious decision as to whether it is worth fighting back or just giving up and leaving.
changingminds.org /explanations/theories/normative_social_influence.htm   (449 words)

 Social Influence Theories
Peripheral persuasion cues include such factors as the attractiveness and expertise of the source, the mere number of the arguments presented, and the positive or negative stimuli that form the context within which the message was presented (e.g., pleasant music).
the influence of social environment and general subjective norms on the behavior.
Social norms are determined by examples that significant others set for us and by the attitudes they convey to us.
oregonstate.edu /instruct/comm321/gwalker/influence.htm   (723 words)

 Social Influence and Conformity
Social norms are explicit or unspoken rules about how we should or ought to behave
Minorities appear to exert influence under these conditions, because their view stimulates more attention to, and thought about, the issue at hand
Minorities exert their influence when they endorse a more agreeable point of view.
www.usu.edu /~psy3510/influence.html   (853 words)

 Social Influence Encyclopedia Article @ SomethingPersonal.com (Something Personal)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
This page contains quite a lot of relevant information about Social influence.
This article or section is in need of attention from an expert on the subject.
More Social Influence Page Titles on this Site
www.somethingpersonal.com /encyclopedia/Social_influence   (421 words)

 Sample Exam Questions for "Social Influence"
A coach picks a private moment to say to a young, talented player (who she knows hasn't been doing her individual training), "You seem to have been working hard, Sarah, I think your technique is not far off really coming together.
This is an example of using the __________ influence technique.
When then asked to guess which line was the longest, the _____ group was most easily influenced by other group members, the ______ group was the second most easily influenced by other group members and the ______ group was the least easily influenced by other group members.
www.wilderdom.com /305/exam/SocialInfluence.html   (1291 words)

 The Social Influence of the Prayer Book.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Briefly and boldly I aver it to be the social Magna Charta of the land, and I claim that it is so as much to the Nonconformist as to the Churchman.
They cultivated the earth and reclaimed the waste lands, and though there might be much that was artificial in their rules, they kept up the fact of civilization and Christianity in times of horrible anarchy and distress, while the heathen and the savage seemed let loose.
This is the Prayer Book of the Church of England, and this is its influence in the great events of every good man and every good woman's life--in their own baptism, in their marriage, in the baptism of their children, and in the burial of their dead.
anglicanhistory.org /liturgy/social_influence.html   (8157 words)

 :: Welcome to Social Psychology ::
Still other times people conform because of normative social influence—that is, out of concern for the social consequences of their actions.
The direction of influence is not always from the majority to the minority.
Our attempts to resist influence are aided by simple practice at it, by having an ally, by being wary of slippery slopes, and by avoiding action in the face of an emotional influence attempt by "sleeping on" the request.
www.wwnorton.com /socialPsych/reviews/ch06.asp   (557 words)

 Responses to "Social influence" February 14, 2006
One test group listened in isolation while other groups (known as "social influence groups") were allowed to share their opinions and interests as they listened.
Peter Hedstrom of Oxford University says the study shows that social influence is a major factor in explaining people's actions.
In many cases, all that's missing is the action of social influence.
www.painterskeys.com /clickbacks/social-influence.asp   (3364 words)

 RIT Book Catalog: Social Influence
It is solidly based on participant observation and other psychological research, with a humorous and engaging style that makes it popular with students (and everyone else!).
Drawing on the the history of propaganda and research in social psychology, it shows us not only what the tactics are but why they work and how we can protect ourselves from manipulation.
No study in social psychology is more famous than the Yale "shock experiment" that demonstrated how easily ordinary people obey the demands of authority.
www.rit.org /catalog/books/social_influence.shtml   (357 words)

 Social Psychology
When you yield to real or imagined group or social pressure, even if there are not direct requests.
Whenever you are with others, there is a tendency for that group and situation to generate social norms and roles.
Social roles may affect behavior more than personality in certain situations.
www.uni.edu /walsh/social.html   (443 words)

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