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Conformorality. A Study on Group Conditioning of Normative Judgment.

Lisciandra, Chiara and Colombo, Matteo and Nilsenova, Marie (2012) Conformorality. A Study on Group Conditioning of Normative Judgment. [Preprint]

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How does other people’s opinion affect judgments of norm transgressions? In our study, we used a modification of the famous Asch paradigm (1951, 1955) to examine conformity in the moral domain. The question we addressed was how peer group opinion alters normative judgments of scenarios involving violations of moral, social, and decency norms. The results indicate that even moral norms are subject to conformity, especially in situations with a high degree of social presence. Interestingly, the degree of conformity can distinguish between different types of norms.

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Item Type: Preprint
Colombo, Matteo
Nilsenova, Marie
Keywords: normative judgments, moral norms, conformity, nonverbal communication
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Cognitive Science
General Issues > Ethical Issues
General Issues > Experimentation
Specific Sciences > Psychology/Psychiatry
Specific Sciences > Sociology
Depositing User: ms Chiara Lisciandra
Date Deposited: 16 Nov 2012 23:02
Last Modified: 05 Dec 2012 23:45
Item ID: 9449

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