To prepare for this discussion, please read Chapter 8 of your textbook (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. (Feenstra, 2013).  In addition, read Milestones in the Psychological Analysis of Social Influence (Crano, 2000) and watch
Prudential: Everybody’s Doing It (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.(2013).  Finally, review Instructor Guidance and Announcements.  In this discussion, you will consider social influences on your own behavior.  Be sure to use your own academic voice (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. and apply in-text citations (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.appropriately throughout your post.

  1. Consider your own social behavior and the various normative and informational social influences you encounter in everyday life.  Then, complete the following activities.
  2. Appraise your behavior.  For 24 hours, keep a log of every behavior in which you engage that is due to conformity or obedience.
  3. Select one of the following:
  4. Examine your social influence log and your experience living a day of nonconformity/violating a social norm.  Include the following in your summary:
    • To what extent is your everyday behavior shaped by social influence? 
    • How do people react when you do not conform/obey?  What factors influence people to follow?

Post your initial response of 250 words or more by Day 3 (Thursday).  Respond to at least two of your peers by Day 7 (Monday).  You are encouraged to post one or more of your required replies early each week (e.g., by Saturday) to stimulate more meaningful and interactive discourse in the discussion forum.  In addition, strive to provide a response to classmates who replied to your initial post and/or the Instructor (if applicable).  Peer responses may vary in length but should be carefully crafted and insightful.  Below are some suggestions to assist your thinking.

Guided Response:  Reply to at least two or more peers overall.  The goal of the discussion forum is to foster continual dialogue, similar to what might occur in a verbal face-to-face exchange.  Consider the following in your responses:

  • What about your peer’s experience was most surprising?
  • How would you have reacted to the nonconformity of your peer?

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