Thursday, June 25, 2009

Theories of conformity

"The two leading theories of conformity are that people look to the group because they're unsure of what to do, and that people go along with the norm because they are afraid of being different,.."
Cannot agree more. In recent times I have seen cookie-cutter, almost template like views across board from people. Almost a blind following of a certain brand of view..
"One reason behind conformity is that, in terms of human evolution, going against the group is not beneficial to survival, [..]. There is a tremendous survival advantage to being in a community, he said."
yep. That hit's the bull's eye.

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1 comment:

sameerdeo said...

"Herd Mentality" is a word that comes to mind. Stock market is a classic example.

Groupthink is another phenomenon similar to this one.