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    To use the skills to persuade is an art in itself. It requires intuition to recognize the audience, context, topics and be ethical above all, to get a desired result. Persuasion is a valuable skill that can be developed and improved with practice and knowledge. However, it is important to have a clear understanding of the principles of persuasion when trying to learn the art. According to Dr. Robert Cialdini there are 6 powerful and effective principles to understand in order to persuade and…

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    Psychologist Stanley Milgram created a beneficial distinction between two levels of social control and incorporated them into one experiment. The first level was the influence that a higher status held compared to the status of a lower individual and the second level was the impact of authority that the higher status individual had over an “awe-inspired” peer. Milgram created an obedience experiment using a wide variety of participants that ranged from postal workers to high school teachers, an…

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    Colin Wilson Conformity

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    Humans are social creatures. It is clear from any study of sociology, history, or basically any other discipline regarding or involving the human race that humans have a tendency toward grouping up. With the idea of the group comes the opposing ideals of conformity and nonconformity. There are as many stances on the virtues of either side as there are people involved in the study. Some would tout conformity as an ideal; a staple of a stable, peaceful, efficient community. These people would say…

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    Many individuals in today’s society believe that by conforming themselves to other people’s tastes or likes is the only way to be accepted. Conformity can be seen as good or bad through many point of views. One could be that it’s penitentiary of one’s uniqueness because everyone tends to insult or disrespect each other’s features. One pro could be that everyone can be exactly the same where no one can stand out. In the short story “The Pedestrian” and the movie Dead Poets Society it emphasizes…

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    Deception In Psychology

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    Deception in Psychological Research Psychologists Blass (2009), Milgram (1964), Zimbardo (1998), Elms (1982), Wren (1999), Forward, Canter and Kirsh (1976) yield acceptance, credibility and functionality of deception within psychological research. Baumrind (1964), Miller (1972), Greenberg (1967) and Kelman (1967, 1972) on the other hand hold contrasting views. Deception when duplicating life like scenarios removed from artificial representation, harmfulness, risk taking in order to investigate…

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    address. She explained racism is an issue in today society and social workers need to discuss this topic. Social workers should not avoid and deny this issue even in uncomfortable circumstance (Sanders, 2016). As an organization she feel that racism can affect the relationship with clients because of our unconscious behavior (Sanders, 2016). Ways that this subject can be tactful includes making a curriculum for students in the field of social work, educating the public, conducting press…

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    Changing Criminal Behaviors: One Mind at a Time. Introduction: This 14-week lesson plan is designed to help those currently incarcerated in county jail to consider the consequences of his or her actions. Participants are asked to examine his or her self in an effort to improve their attitude, thinking, and behavior. Lesson 1: Participants examine themselves: understanding and accepting who he or she is and how they see his or herself “inside the frame.” This is a concept that asks the…

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    The Milgram study of obedience placed volunteers in a simple, yet difficult situation. The participates believed their involvement was for the scientific research for human memory. The subjects had to inflict an electric shock towards the receiver for any wrong answer in a series of questions. The electric shock would grow in intensity until the high and most dangerous voltage potentially injuring or killing the receiver. However, the experiment was a ruse with actors and fake equipment. In…

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    Many people are driven to get the acceptance of their peers. Conformity means changing behavior in accordance with socially accepted conventions or standards. While non conformity is the complete opposite. Since it gives them the feeling of acceptance acknowledgement, conformists choose to stay the same as society. However, the nonconformist chooses their lifestyle because it gives them feelings of happiness and passion which is one of the main reasons to live. It is not good for individuals to…

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    Conformity and non-conformity, something that people have been questioning for a while now. Is it better to conform into society? Or should it be the opposite, to be a non-conformist and take the road less traveled by? To me I believe that being a non-conformist is better. I believe so because everyone should have hopes and dreams of their own. There are several reasons why I believe that you shouldn’t conform to society. Firstly, I feel that when you are conforming to society you blend in and…

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