Conformity and Obedience - Social Psychology - Lecture Slides, Slides for Social Psychology

Social Psychology

Description: Keywords in this lecture are: Conformity and Obedience, Conformity, Obedience, Predicts Conformity, Lai Massacre, Varieties of Conformity, Autokinetic Phenomenon, Contagious Yawning, Group Pressure, Morality of Teacher
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Social Psychology
Conformity and Obedience
What is conformity?
What are the classic conformity and obedience
studies?
What predicts conformity?
Why conform?
Who conforms?
Do we ever want to be different?
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The My Lai Massacre
During the Vietnam War, as during any war, many
acts of brutality were committed by soldiers on both
sides; and most people seem to realize this.
Nevertheless, one particularly horrifying incident
appalled people around the world. On March 16th,
1968, American soldiers killed hundreds of people
living in a village called My Lai. According to Paul
Meadlo, a soldier who participated in the shootings,
the leader of the operation, Lieutenant William Calley,
ordered his men to shoot everyone in the village:
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