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Are You a Social Conformer? [chapter]

Priyanka Garg, Irwin King, Michael R. Lyu
2012 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
In social networks, many times users' opinions are not completely independent from their friends and users tend to change their rating such that they are more similar to the social opinions.  ...  Detailed analysis of user social conformity show that more than 76% of users tend to conform to their friends to some extent.  ...  Using this model, we explore the presence of social conformity on a real large scale dataset, Goodreads 1 . The key contributions of this paper are following. 1.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-642-34487-9_84 fatcat:5jsfzete2vhmtpdenzw2ohs2t4

Knowing what to think by knowing who you are: Self-categorization and the nature of norm formation, conformity and group polarization*

Dominic Abrams, Margaret Wetherell, Sandra Cochrane, Michael A. Hogg, John C. Turner
1990 British Journal of Social Psychology  
Taken together the experiments show that self-categorization can be a crucial determining factor in social influence.  ...  Bumstein & Vinokur, 1973) to demonstrate that, when categorical differences between two subgroups within a discussion group are made salient, convergence of opinion between the subgroups is inhibited.  ...  Finally, subjects were invited to write down answers to the questions: 'Did you have any ideas about the nature of the experiment? What do you think it was about?'  ... 
doi:10.1111/j.2044-8309.1990.tb00892.x pmid:2372667 fatcat:uxo3wgrjifakzf5qjsm6zppl4y

"But you are a woman. You do not count." Does The Woman Count? A Study of Chimanande Ngozi Adichie's Purple Hibiscus

Ima Usen Emmanuel
2017 International Journal of Social Research  
Http://escipub.com/international-journal-of-social-research/ 0001 Ima Usen Emmanuel, IJSR, 2017; 1:1 Http://escipub.com/international-journal-of-social-research/ 0002  ...  This paper takes a narrow look at Papa Nnukwu's statement: "You are a woman.  ...  Papa Nnukwu impresses on her: "But you are a woman. You do not count" (83), to her utter amazement.  ... 
doi:10.28933/ijsr-2017-11-2901 fatcat:pawtjwwisjcphmvic7gwqqom7i

Happy Neighbors are Good for You, Wealthy Ones are Not: Some Insights from a First Study of Well-Being in Mongolia

Tuugi Chuluun, Carol Graham, Sarandavaa Myanganbuu
2014 Social Science Research Network  
Given the dramatic changes that occurred in most countries' social welfare systems, these trends are not surprising. 11 The economic trends of Mongolia's transition, meanwhile, conform to this pattern.  ...  good for you, but happier ones surely are. satisfaction in respondent's bag.  ... 
doi:10.2139/ssrn.2489516 fatcat:dcya6sl4jzhr7pjaop7nakfuha

Come Out Come Out Wherever You Are: A Content Analysis of Homeless Transgender Youth in Social Service Literature

Shannon Crossley
2015 McNair Scholars Online Journal  
Youth focused homeless services are designed to be a social safety net for those who need a secure place to access and attain support in getting back on their feet.  ...  Persons who identify as gender non-conforming are often stigmatized and excluded from the dominant group and are more often than not "barred from equal access to resources, rights, and protection because  ... 
doi:10.15760/mcnair.2015.44 fatcat:svlqfrdxqzeqnl5jk7wn4ti3ni

What's in Twitter: I Know What Parties are Popular and Who You are Supporting Now!

A. Boutet, Hyoungshick Kim, E. Yoneki
2012 2012 IEEE/ACM International Conference on Advances in Social Networks Analysis and Mining  
In modern politics, parties and individual candidates must have an online presence and usually have dedicated social media coordinators.  ...  From these observations, we develop a simple and practical classification method which uses the number of Twitter messages referring to a particular political party.  ...  CONCLUSION The existing classification methods are generally based on the assumption that the data conforms to a stationary distribution.  ... 
doi:10.1109/asonam.2012.32 dblp:conf/asunam/BoutetKY12 fatcat:a4cdgko6ifh4ngrimbq4gi4r4i

'If you are having a go at me, I am going to have a go at you': the changing nature of social relationships of bank work under performance management

Knut Laaser
2016 Work, Employment and Society  
This article utilises a novel framework of Sayer's moral economy approach and labour process theory to explore the changing nature of bank work and social relationships between branch managers and branch  ...  Over the last three decades work and employment in the private and public sector are increasingly subject to marketisation processes.  ...  I complained recently about one specific manager and the manager actually said to me "if you are having a go at me, I am going to have a go at you". That is the way they think.  ... 
doi:10.1177/0950017015617686 fatcat:x7d55uom5jan5bvsltg6aodgyq

To Conform or Not to Conform: Spontaneous Conformity Diminishes the Sensitivity to Monetary Outcomes

Rongjun Yu, Sai Sun, Rodrigo Huerta-Quintanilla
2013 PLoS ONE  
Our study suggests that social conformity serves as an emotional buffer that protects individuals from experiencing strong negative emotion when the outcomes are bad.  ...  When people have different opinions in a group, they often adjust their own attitudes and behaviors to match the group opinion, known as social conformity.  ...  Introduction Humans are highly susceptible to social influence. When an individual's judgment conflicts with a group, the individual often conforms his judgment to that of the group [1] .  ... 
doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0064530 pmid:23691242 pmcid:PMC3656845 fatcat:dnbtfvjotva5vdug3qflkkqpji

Eccentricity and conformity

C. Gray
1999 BMJ (Clinical Research Edition)  
/careers/ and wait to be emailed opportunities that conform to your preferred geographic, demographic, professional, and social factors. q Annual ritual in a column is disturbing evidence of its longevity  ...  Professionalism Professionalism means delivering the same service to the patient whoever you are and however you are feeling or looking today.  ... 
doi:10.1136/bmj.319.7220.2 fatcat:vst2wpbe7rgnholgh4kgcztql4

Newcomer Conformity

Susanne Täuber, Kai Sassenberg
2012 Social Psychology  
Acknowledgments This research was supported by a doctoral fellowship to Susanne Täuber in the International Graduate College "Conflict and Cooperation Between Social Groups" (GRK 622) funded by the German  ...  Hence, for the first task a participant could be instructed "You are responsible for the top right division of the computer screen."  ...  We extend these findings by showing that conformity is a function of individuals' self-construal when new groups are joined.  ... 
doi:10.1027/1864-9335/a000092 fatcat:5oxhgkwq3zhqpisyu5xc3hjnfy

Why We Conform

Julia Fischer
2010 PLoS Biology  
If you live in a successful group, this will increase your own chances of survival.  ...  Are we really ''born (and bred) to help,'' as the title of the first chapter suggests? Tomasello points out that a correlate of the ''we-intentionality'' is to value conformity.  ... 
doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.1000277 fatcat:htznzhyzwvfxxlzfqwmiakn5hy

Conformity and deviation

Harold B. Pepinsky
1960 Journal of Counseling Psychology  
Just as Selye has argued that “when you are sick, you are sick all over,” so Berg can claim that deviant be- havior, when elicited in response to non- critical stimuli, is apt to be accompanied by other  ...  To Bass, conformity is the obverse of lead- ership, and his propositions about conform- ity, therefore, are treated as “mirror images” of propositions concerning social influence.  ... 
doi:10.1037/h0047924 fatcat:gy2mnggvrncslloex4kwzvzfgu

Self-direction vs Conformity

ANTHONY N. DOOB
1970 Contemporary Psychology  
But if you want a well-written, data-filled studies on values as a function of social class in the United States Italy, then this is the book for you.  ...  I’ you think you might be interested in this book because it is going to large number of report a laboratory studies where social class is the inde- pendent variable and Asch-type con- formity is the dependent  ... 
doi:10.1037/014227 fatcat:zhi6mxls7re5pj7ihtjdldwtsa

Juvenile Delinquency and Conformism

Eleonora Patacchini, Yves Zenou
2010 Social Science Research Network  
We present a social network model of peer effects with ex-ante heterogeneous agents and show how conformism and deterrence affect criminal activities.  ...  A novel social network-based empirical strategy allows us to identify peer effects for different types of crimes.  ...  agree or disagree that: (a) You feel close to people at your school, (b) you feel like you are part of your school, (c) you are happy to be at your school", all coded as 1= strongly agree, 2= agree  ... 
doi:10.2139/ssrn.1622142 fatcat:vtcmm3pjjbedzlydltto4vk664

Juvenile Delinquency and Conformism

E. Patacchini, Y. Zenou
2009 Journal of Law, Economics & Organization  
We present a social network model of peer effects with ex-ante heterogeneous agents and show how conformism and deterrence affect criminal activities.  ...  A novel social network-based empirical strategy allows us to identify peer effects for different types of crimes.  ...  agree or disagree that: (a) You feel close to people at your school, (b) you feel like you are part of your school, (c) you are happy to be at your school", all coded as 1= strongly agree, 2= agree  ... 
doi:10.1093/jleo/ewp038 fatcat:3uwsgoyrtzchhceyv5sewvbfvq
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