In Asch's experiment, some of the participants stated that they believed they must be wrong since no one else agreed with them.They changed their answer so that they would be 'right.' Informational conformity is so named because we believe that it gives us information that we did not previously have.
Informational conformity typically comes from the thought of, 'They must know something I don't know.' In many situations, we are unsure of how to act or what to say.Most teens and pre-teens are particularly vulnerable to influence because they long to be accepted by their peers.I'm sure when you were a teenager you heard the phrase, 'If all of your friends jumped off a bridge, would you do it, too?Normative conformity is conformity that occurs because of the desire to be liked and accepted.Most people probably think of peer pressure amongst teens when they think of normative conformity, and for good reason.His talk "Letters, Secrecy, and the Information Age" reflects on the trajectory historiography in Southeast Asia and traces how information has been stored, circulated, hidden, or extinguished.As a member, you'll also get unlimited access to over 70,000 lessons in math, English, science, history, and more.You will be notified by email when the transcript and captions are available. Please contact [email protected] you have any questions about this request.Benedict Anderson, renowned scholar of Southeast Asian studies and author of Imagined Communities: Reflections on the Origins and Spread of Nationalism, gave the 9th Golay Lecture.For example, imagine you walk into a food court at a mall.There are three stalls open, yet the entire crowd is seated and eating in front of only one of them.