Uniqueness: The Human Pursuit of Difference by C. R. Snyder, Howard L. Fromkin (auth.)

By C. R. Snyder, Howard L. Fromkin (auth.)

My purple blouse and Me The purple blouse incident starts with a slightly usual purple blouse. now not a brightly coloured purple blouse, no longer a dramatic cherry or firehouse purple, extra like a pale burgundy. yet, for numerous days, my very iden­ tity used to be certain up in its redness. It used to be me, and that i wore it with the satisfaction a matador takes in his superb cape, a hero in his medals of bravery, or a nun in her spiritual behavior. i'm going to always remember the sure­ much less pleasure I felt donning that straightforward, pullover, short-sleeved pink blouse within the hospital--or the push of reduction that I skilled while, finally, i made a decision to give up it. although, we're getting sooner than our tale, which begins a short while prior with a so much unlucky twist of fate. a mild flurry of rainy snow had started to fall because the college limousine grew to become the nook on its manner from the Bronx campus of recent York collage to the downtown campus. even though 8 folks have been packed into the auto and had resigned ourselves to the standard uninteresting school assembly expecting us, one way or the other a spontaneous air of joviality used to be created.

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After stating their choice, participants were asked to predict which names would be preferred by each of the two bogus participants. Results showed that the participants assigned their own preferences for girls' names to the participant with whom they had previously agreed on the musical preferences. , names, in the aforementioned study). Conformity and Persuasion Studies Finally, the perception of similarity or agreement in judgments or opinions among other persons produces greater conformity with the judgments or opinions of the other persons (Allen, 1%5; Asch, 1963, 1956; Crutchfield, 1955; Kiesler & Kiesler, 1969; Sherif, Chapter 2 18 "A word to the wise, Benson.

Worchel, P. The effect of economic similarity-dissimilarity on interpersonal attraction. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology,I966,4,220-224. , & Stefaniak, D. Attraction and similarity of personality characteristics. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 1967,5,82-90. , & Jones, E. E. Opinion divergence as a strategy to avoid being miscast. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 1969, 13,23-30. Crutchfield, R. S. Conformity and character. American Psychologist, 1955, 10, 191-198.

Then, from a group of three lines of unequal length, they were asked to select the line that was the same length as the model line. The people were requested to give their answers aloud. It should be emphasized that there was only one "real" research participant in this experiment, and this person responded last. The remaining people were paid confederates who responded unanimously with incorrect judgments on certain trials. Thus, the actual research participant was confronted with a unanimous contradiction of his or her own perception of correctness.

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