Independent behaviour refers to the ability to resist pressure to conform to a majority, or resisting pressure to obey the orders given by an authority figure. Independent behaviour was shown in the social influence studies of both Asch and Milgram. In a variation of his conformity study, Asch found that people are better able to resist pressure to conform if they have the support of others. Asch found that the presence of social support enabled an individual to resist majority pressure. Introducing an ally who resisted the majority caused conformity levels to drop sharply (5%).
Some of the things a person may experience will affect how they treat other people. A prime example would be The Catcher in the Rye’s Holden Caulfield. “ Holden respond[s] to inner rather than out pressures; ‘he is a victim not so much of society as of his own spiritual illness’ which forbids him from discarding any of his experiences and condemns him to carry the burden of indiscriminate remembrance” (Ohmann 24). This suggests that people can become victims of their experiences. Holden is trapped by the memory of his mind which in turn makes him conduct unfair judgments on others that he actually sees in himself.
As time went on the officer started to give his security services less, and party more while in the club but still wanted all friends to be allowed in free of cover and free of charge. Officers modifying how they think about their actions and the consequences of those behaviors—or by adjusting their activities, attitudes, or beliefs in ways that are consistent with their values and self-image. Generally speaking, an officer will modify the cognition that is least resistant to change, which, in most cases, tends to be the officer’s attitudes, not behaviors. (Police Chief,
How is the issue of violence represented in the lives of individuals in your core text and in one other related text? Violence is presented in Blackrock and Harry Brown through the issues of, the negative influence of peers, the influence of drugs, and powerlessness. These can be seen in various scenes in both texts where youths are creating harmful situations for themselves and others around them. These issues can be examined in the scene where Ricko and Jared fight which causes the relationship between them to melt. In Harry Brown, night raids turn into a large scale riot which is a powerful example of the negative influence of peers.
With the pent up anger and tension, the result was violence and the beginning of the L.A. Riots. However, the riots began as the African-Americans were protesting against the police in the name of Rodney King and the injustice that was inflicted on him. During the process they began to loot stores and set fires in Koreatown, forcing the involvement of the Korean
Social disorganization creates negative attributes of social control in racial or ethnic groups through normal convention means of unreliable support to enable individuals to resist from committing illegal actions. This type of dysfunctional aspect allows individuals to experience negativity within communities that reduces the desire or motivation factors needed to maintain social organization and conventional (contemporary) characteristics. Social disorganization is created by immoral dedication or partnership from community population
Finally, I will analyze the resulting mentality caused by situational inducement. In the early 1990s, there were several things that contributed to the L.A. Riots: a huge crack epidemic in South Central, more immigrants and murder was at it’s highest rate of 1,077 due to the gang rivalry between the Bloods and Crips which ended right before the riots began. South Central is were Rodney King was pulled over for speeding and the cops were
Both are behaviors that people frequently change based on their current social environment. Let’s explore how social influences affect each of these. Aggression Aggression hostile or destructive behavior or a forceful action or procedure. When thinking of how aggressive behavior changes in a social situation or environment the first image that comes to mind is a sporting event. Pictures on the news of riots at soccer games along with rioting in the streets after a championship game.
Often times, in situations similar to the ones mentioned above, we assume that someone else is going to assist those in need. This diffusion of responsibility is said to be more likely to occur when the bystander is anonymous, a small number of victims are present, and when the victim is perceived to be dissimilar from the bystander (Schneider et. al., 2005). If anonymity is present then no one can link you to the scene of the crime and therefore, only you, yourself will feel the guilt of not helping. It is then easier to diffuse your responsibility.