Psych M.D.- normative social influence


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Term: Normative Social Influence
Definition (Myers): Influence resulting from a person's desire to gain approval or avoid disapproval (1)
Definition (alternative): It is one form of conformity and is "the influence of other people that leads us to conform in order to be liked and accepted by them" (2)
Contextual explanation: A normative social influence is when people try to make themselves acceptable to the society that they belong or they want to belong. Therefore, people are afraid of the rejection; yet, they continuously risk themselves to gain approval from the society.
Related terms and concepts:
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Sources:
  1. Myers, D. G. (2004). Psychology. New York, New York: Worth Publishers.
  2. Retrieved October 15, 2009, from Wikipedia Web site: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Normative_Social_Influence
  3. Retrieved October 15, 2009, from Youtube Web site: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dryWbXG-kF4
Edited by: Grace
Date of last edit: 09.10.15



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