Social influence and conformity

In this week’s lesson we will discuss social influence and conformity. However, before we get started, here is a quick reminder that you should watch the movie you selected during week 3 for the final project. A one paragraph plot summary will be due this week.

Review the PowerPoint slides on Social Influence and Conformity located in the announcements (Week 5: Slides)

In a small group or individually make a list of norms we follow today that the previous generation did not. For example, most people recycle today (this is the norm) whereas previous generations did not.

Watch these 3 videos detailing famous conformity experiments:

Philip Zimbardo Ted Talk “The Psychology of Evil”

Play Video

Play Video
As you watch these videos, decide what your reaction would be.

On-ground students – complete the form your instructor will give you in class. Be prepared for an in-class discussion on the form.

Online students – read the following scenario and reflect personally on how you would react. Feel free to share the scenario with a friend, family member, or colleague to see what they think their reaction would be too!

Online students’ scenario to read:

“Imagine yourself in the following situation: You sign up for a psychology experiment, and on a specified date you and seven others whom you think are also participants arrive and are seated at a table in a small room.

You don’t know it at the time, but the others are actually associates of the experimenter, and their behavior has been carefully scripted. You’re the only real participant.

The experimenter arrives and tells you that the study in which you are about to participate concerns people’s visual judgments. She places two cards before you. The card on the left contains one vertical line. The card on the right displays three lines of varying length.

The experimenter asks all of you, one at a time, to choose which of the three lines on the right card matches the length of the line on the left card. The task is repeated several times with different cards.

On some occasions, the other “participants” unanimously choose the wrong line. It is clear to you that they are wrong, but they have all given the same answer.”

Online students – what would you do? If your instructor holds an Adobe Connect session this week, this might be something interesting to talk about with him or her!

1. In a 250-300 word essay, detail Asch, Milgram, or Zimbardo’s experiment. Do you think you would have behaved any differently than the other test subjects? Why or why not? This part of the assignment is worth 90 points.

2. On a separate Word document type a one paragraph plot summary for the film you chose to watch for the final project. This part of the assignment is worth 10 points.

Upload your assignments to Moodle.

My Homework Nest
Calculate your paper price
Pages (550 words)
Approximate price: -

Why Work with Us

Top Quality and Well-Researched Papers

We always make sure that writers follow all your instructions precisely. You can choose your academic level: high school, college/university or professional, and we will assign a writer who has a respective degree.

Professional and Experienced Academic Writers

We have a team of professional writers with experience in academic and business writing. Many are native speakers and able to perform any task for which you need help.

Free Unlimited Revisions

If you think we missed something, send your order for a free revision. You have 10 days to submit the order for review after you have received the final document. You can do this yourself after logging into your personal account or by contacting our support.

Prompt Delivery and 100% Money-Back-Guarantee

All papers are always delivered on time. In case we need more time to master your paper, we may contact you regarding the deadline extension. In case you cannot provide us with more time, a 100% refund is guaranteed.

Original & Confidential

We use several writing tools checks to ensure that all documents you receive are free from plagiarism. Our editors carefully review all quotations in the text. We also promise maximum confidentiality in all of our services.

24/7 Customer Support

Our support agents are available 24 hours a day 7 days a week and committed to providing you with the best customer experience. Get in touch whenever you need any assistance.

Try it now!

Calculate the price of your order

Total price:

How it works?

Follow these simple steps to get your paper done

Place your order

Fill in the order form and provide all details of your assignment.

Proceed with the payment

Choose the payment system that suits you most.

Receive the final file

Once your paper is ready, we will email it to you.

Our Services

No need to work on your paper at night. Sleep tight, we will cover your back. We offer all kinds of writing services.


Essay Writing Service

No matter what kind of academic paper you need and how urgent you need it, you are welcome to choose your academic level and the type of your paper at an affordable price. We take care of all your paper needs and give a 24/7 customer care support system.


Admission Essays & Business Writing Help

An admission essay is an essay or other written statement by a candidate, often a potential student enrolling in a college, university, or graduate school. You can be rest assurred that through our service we will write the best admission essay for you.


Editing Support

Our academic writers and editors make the necessary changes to your paper so that it is polished. We also format your document by correctly quoting the sources and creating reference lists in the formats APA, Harvard, MLA, Chicago / Turabian.


Revision Support

If you think your paper could be improved, you can request a review. In this case, your paper will be checked by the writer or assigned to an editor. You can use this option as many times as you see fit. This is free because we want you to be completely satisfied with the service offered.