Accession Number : AD0627449

Title :   SOME CURRENT ISSUES IN THE PSYCHOLOGY OF CONFORMITY AND NONCONFORMITY.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : STATE UNIV OF NEW YORK BUFFALO

Personal Author(s) : Hollander,Edwin P. ; Wilis,Richard H.

Report Date : JAN 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 33

Abstract : The report covers some current issues central to the conception and study of conformity as an influence process. It urges a rectification of the imbalance created by an emphasis on conformity at the expense of nonconformity. Both kinds of responses are considered to have various properties which have value for the individual. Moreover, a further distinction is presented between movement conformity and congruence conformity in terms of responses to present versus past influence pressures. Though conformity and nonconformity have traditionally been treated as the opposite ends of a single dimension, a two-dimensional model is viewed as more appropriate to the actual response alternatives available to the individual when faced with an assertion of influence. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY, BEHAVIOR), (*BEHAVIOR, SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY), REACTION(PSYCHOLOGY), GROUP DYNAMICS, PERCEPTION(PSYCHOLOGY), PERSONALITY, ATTITUDES(PSYCHOLOGY), MOTIVATION

Subject Categories : Psychology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE