Tag Archives: peer pressure

Toe the line or else!

I my last post I indicated that each new generation is taught to submit their behavior to the unwritten rules of society. Members of this new generation of young people will initially resist but will almost always surrender within the … Continue reading

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Stop being an automaton

We all like to think that we wouldn’t have fallen for the peer pressure in the Asch experiments, and we would have given the obvious correct answer. We all like to think that had we been living in France during … Continue reading

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Social influence: weren’t we taught to resist peer pressure?

Social psychology is the scientific study of how people’s feelings and behaviors are influenced by the actual, imagined, or implied presence of others. Social influence occurs when one’s emotions, beliefs or behaviors are affected by others. Social influence takes many … Continue reading

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