Introducing an ally who resisted the majority caused conformity levels to drop sharply (5%). The presence of an ally makes an individual feel more confident and better able to stand up to the majority. Asch also discovered that people are better able to resist pressure to conform if the decision has a moral dimension. For Asch’s participants, the costs of conforming were not particularly great given the insignificance of the task. However if the behaviour is judged as immoral such as joining others in cheating there is less evidence of conformity as the costs are perceived as greater.
Bem argued that such individuals are more adaptable in different situations, have higher self-esteem and a greater awareness sense of emotional well being. Bem stressed that androgynous men and women have a different cognitive style from traditionally sexed- typed people because an androgynous person when faced with a decision about how to behave responds independently of any gender concept whereas a traditionally sex-typed person determines what would be appropriate from their gender using gender schemas. Supporting the idea that there is a link between androgyny and flexibility, Bem found that masculine and androgynous individuals showed lower levels of conformity than feminine women. However, these findings are not really surprising. The Male scale on the BSRI measure assertiveness and resisting pressures to conform, and the Female scale measures femininity in terms of nurturance and expressive traits.
Qualitative research studies are focused on differences in quality, rather than differences in quantity. Results are in words or pictures rather than numbers. Qualitative studies usually have fewer participants than quantitative studies because the depth of the data collection does not allow for large numbers of participants. Quantitative and qualitative studies both have strengths and weaknesses. A particular strength of quantitative research is that statistical analysis allows for generalization (to some extent) to others.
However, less than a quarter of the responding participants agree that a man's responsibility is to earn money. Interestingly, only one quarter of the men agree with the statement. Women are more inclined to disagree than men, who are in turn more inclined to neither agree nor disagree. When considering the attitudes in different age groups we see in Table X that those 28 years of age and under and those 59 years of age and over are more inclined to agree than those of “middle” age. On the other hand, those of “middle” age are more inclined to disagree.
Then students were experimented with a test that would go towards their grade and extra credit if they volunteered students that volunteered there were 129 from the list and 60 of students were chosen, had to think out loud and they were split up into three groups based on the performance of their three previous 70 question exam. And the 20 “A” students scored greater than 90, “C” students had averages of 70-76 and “F” students scored an average of 60 and each group was consisted of 12 females and 8 males. Then they tested “M” students which were allowed as much time to complete the exam, which was still 70 questions. They students who did the exam said it was an ease with the instruction they had on the exam. With the A, C, And F
Their findings show that the outcome was that people were better at recalling the words both at the beginning and the end of the list more easily than those in the middle. This related well to the Atkinson and Shiffrin model, where the words at the beginning would have gone into the LTM loop and words at the end of the list into the STM loop for rehearsal. They explained that that counting backwards displaced the last few words from the fragile STM but not affected the first few words as these were rehearsed. The recency effect disappears with a distractor task but not the primary effect suggests the two effects are the result of different memory stores. Brenda Miller made a study on a young man, HM, who had his hippocampus and parts of his temporal lobes removed.
The “giver” (the person describing the word) must be creative in order to explain a word. One would assume that there is a greater rate of success if the giver approaches this task with a logical approach than if their descriptions lack a clear direction. However, our classroom activity suggested that clues given in a less logical fashion were better. Logical thought requires people to engage their left brain much more than their right brain. For this reason it can be hypothesized that givers who are stronger left brains will be more effective than givers who have stronger right brains.
Most test takers don’t mind taking Honesty Test, they are well accepted. Unlike other assessment test, Honesty Test results differ by gender instead of race like other test types. Most view it as training. Disadvantages Honesty Test are controversial. The costs associated with these tests may also make them prohibitive to a small operation like Jennifer’s.
For employers non disagreeable employees may have far better ideas and have the nerves to push and insist them, yet sometimes this could be a threat to them because this could create a non harmonious relationship in the workplace. Non agreeable employees tend to be more focus and engage with their work but they are cold, aggressive and reserve compared to
Even our current Prime Minister today is a man. This society’s norm who believe that men are better leaders than women has been preached in government level itself which is why most of us including me believe that men are indeed better leaders than women. Unlike men, women are not born leaders. Most men know how to handle difficult situations well, make quick yet effective decisions and have higher goals or expectations than women which make them better leaders than us. Although some of us might be a good leader but majority of us have to learn from scratch on how to become a good