Muzafer Sherif

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  • Kierkegaard's Prophetic Analysis Of The Present Age

    themselves to only the positive aspects of life, rationalizing decisions, thereby avoiding uncertainty and the risk that follows. It has become the norm to chase security, safety and avoid the unknown in relation to life choices. The dating apps today are trying to come up with algorithms that make it safer for the individual to ‘fall’ in love, to have the security of a blanket when ‘falling’ in love and likewise with other life altering decisions wherein the future cannot be predicted. In such instances, the passionate choice to take a ‘leap of faith’ in the dark is made ‘safer’ by rational and reflective thought. The selective portrayal of one’s achievements on social media paves the way for envy rather than admiration. Social psychologist Muzafer Sherif (1936) concluded in an experiment using autokinetic effect in a dark room to create ambiguity, that people conformed to group opinions when put in ambiguous situations. Kelman (1958) regarded this as internalization, he said that, “This occurs 'when an individual accepts influence because the content of the induced behavior - the ideas and actions of which it is composed - is intrinsically rewarding. He adopts the induced behavior because it is congruent with his value system” (1958, p. 53). This can be seen largely with social trends in fashion, politics etc., whereby ones’ individuality is subsumed by the “public”…

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  • Conflict Theory In Lord Of The Flies

    resources, this will lead to conflict, negative stereotypes and beliefs, and discrimination between the groups”(Mcleod). When two or more groups seek the same resources - such as food or money - they tend to view the other groups as a threat of blocking them from obtaining the resources. The competition over the same limited resources will result in negative beliefs on the others and possibly even verbal or physical conflict with the other group. Famous psychologist Muzafer Sherif conducted an…

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  • Satire In Lord Of The Flies

    with no structure of authority, the only people who can create and enforce rules is them. It is much easier for a person to fall into their base instincts when they are faced in a survival situation where there is not an authority that enforces laws. Not to mention, the characters in “Lord of the Flies” are impressionable children. In Oklahoma an experiment called The Robbers Cave Experiment, twenty-two boys were let loose in a deserted scout camp in the Robbers Cave State Park by a team of…

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  • Six Stage Transtheoretical Model Of Conflict

    one’s position or inconsistent. The same is true of individual’s facing change. They go through a process of becoming aware of other’s perception of the need for change, may talk with others, explore the “right or wrong” of other’s and their own thinking, but they eventually choose a path and pursue either change or maintaining their current status, or position. I find that at this point, either in conflict or change, once a position is determined to be “right or wrong” the idea of…

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  • Mzafer Sherif Bassoglu Case Study

    He later changed his name to Muzafer Sherif before he came to the United States. In 1927 he earned a B.A. at the American International College and later at the University of Istanbul he obtained his first M.A. Murafer Sherif moved to America in 1932 where he obtained his second master at the Harvard University. After listening to lectures under Kohler in Berlin, in 1935 Sherif presented his research: Some Social Factor in Understanding and later achieved his Doctoral at the Columbia University…

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  • Change Blindness

    my own views. Some of the questions I asked myself about the NYU study by John Bargh, the 1971 Stanford Prison Study by Zimbardo, the 1961 Yale study by Stanley Milgram, and the 2003 study by Dacher Keltner: How can I work on myself to root out these tendencies that would cause me to abuse power or judge others? Concerning the 1998 Harvard and Kent State university study: How can I be more accurate in my observations? Considering the 1959 experiment by Leon Festinger: How can I learn to accept…

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  • Mobbers Cave Case Study

    - conflicting or harmonious nature of their relations RCT was present in a classical social psychology experiment, commonly known as ‘Robbers Cave’ conducted by: MUZAFER SHERIFF AND COLLEAGUES (1954) * Studied group behaviour * -researcher carefully observed the behaviours of the children * Reason – to learn how group conflict developed and how it might be resolved among the children This was identified through 3 stages * group formation * intergroup conflict: group…

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  • Evil Side Of Human Nature In Lord Of The Flies By William Golding

    This study investigates the evil side of human nature. William Golding’s world famous novel “Lord of the Flies”, discusses the loss of innocence of a group of young schoolboys, and the nature of evil that lies within all the humanity. Is evil a part of the human nature, or is it something developed within the human mentality, as a consequence of improper upbringing by individuals, or maybe the society’s boundaries for human expression and personal development. No human is supposedly born evil,…

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  • Sherif Theory Of Social Judgement

    Theory Application Paper Social Judgement Theory Muzafer Sherif’s theory of social judgement explains and predicts how and why persuasive messages in communication are successful or ineffective. Sherif describes that, with every new idea presented, everyone has their own beliefs and attitudes beforehand. In the case of a past relationship between a man and myself, Sherif’s theory will be able to explain why our arguments didn’t work, what we could have done differently, and what I may be able…

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  • Stanley Milgram's Accomplices In The Holocaust

    everyone is capable of doing bad things if they are led to believe that they are doing it for a ‘greater good’, he tried to validate the actions of the German soldiers during the Holocaust. These soldiers believed they were acting on behalf of someone that knew better. Where people are put into an uncomfortable situation and are unable to assess the correct way in which to deal with this situation they tend to look to someone that they believe is more knowledgeable than they are. ‘We conform…

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