Social Conformity Is The Phenomenon When An Individual Follows Decisions Made By The Majority
If I were to be in a situation as silly as the elevator example, I would more than likely just conform to the crowd seeing as how it would not be life altering. An example of this may be standing up on the bus to allow an older person to sit in your seat, after noticing others doing so.
Although, if I were in a situation more serious, as the room filling with smoke, I would most certainly go against the crowd. I do not understand how a person’s instinct to conform could be stronger than the basic instinct to survive. For example, the description of the sauna disaster surprised me. How could a person choose to remain in a potentially dangerous situation just to fit in?
In my opinion, going with the crowd may not always be a negative decision, but a person’s beliefs should always take…