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