Social Influence: Crash Course Psychology #38

Why do people sometimes do bad things just because someone else told them to? And what does the term Groupthink mean? In today’s episode of Crash Course Psychology, Hank talks about the ideas of Social Influence and how it can affect our decisions to act or to not act.

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Introduction 00:00
Milgram’s Obedience Experiment 0:31
Social Influence & Conformity 3:22
Asch’s Conformity Experiment 4:08
Cultural Expectations & Normative Social Influence 5:21
Social Facilitation 5:59
Social Loafing 6:19
Deindividuation & Group Polarization 6:51
Groupthink 7:58
Review & Credits 9:06

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