Comparison and Contrast of the Concepts of Conformity and Obedience Abstract The following paper compares and contrasts the concepts of conformity and obedience. It shall analyze a classical study concerning the effect of group influence on the self and shall analyze a contemporary example of the effect that group influence has upon the self. The paper shall also analyze individual and societal influences that lead to deviance from dominant group norms. People inevitably conform/obey due to fear of punishment or expectation of reward; they also conform and obey because they want to feel valued by others and want to be part of the in-group. However, group dynamics and individual dynamics can lead to people pursuing deviance if the group...The end:
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