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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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    Abstract

    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
    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 18:02
    Last Modified: 05 Dec 2012 18:45
    Item ID: 9449
    URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/9449

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