Accession Number : AD0624052
Title : CONFORMITY BEHAVIOR AND NEED FOR AFFILIATION.
Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,
Corporate Author : BUCKNELL UNIV LEWISBURG PA
Personal Author(s) : McGhee,Paul E. ; Teevan,Richard C.
Report Date : 1965
Pagination or Media Count : 10
Abstract : Eighty male high school juniors and seniors participated in a conformity experiment, using a modified version of the Crutchfield (1955) apparatus. The investigation studied the relationship between conformity behavior and affiliative motivation. The Ss, of varying need for affiliation (n Aff), were subjected to a simulated group pressure situation in which each S was asked for his judgment of a given perceptual problem in the face of four earlier erring, but unanimous, judgments. A conformity response was defined as yielding to this erring majority on those slides which all Ss in a pretest were able to answer correctly. The results indicated that high n Aff Ss conform significantly more than low in Aff Ss. (Author)
Descriptors : (*GROUP DYNAMICS, MOTIVATION), (*BEHAVIOR, MOTIVATION), VISUAL PERCEPTION, SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY
Subject Categories : Psychology
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE