Conformity- Katie Oechslin

Conformity according to simplypsycology.org is a type of social influence involving a change in belief or behavior in order to fit in with a group.  This happens to people all of the time.  We can’t even lie to ourselves and say that we haven’t conformed to something in our lives before because we have!  If […]

Conformity – Jonathan Reyes

The act of conforming hasn’t always been my ‘cup of tea.’ I would always struggle with the idea of someone having authority over me or even allowing myself to conform to anything I was not comfortable with. What I am saying, is that I’m not much of a conforming individual, clearly. I personally never took […]

Conformity

Conformity to me is something that isn’t always bad. Lots of people always associate conformity with being negative and taking ones identity away, and sometimes that is the case. Other times you can conform to fit the needs that are appropriate for the situation. I think the only time conformity is bad is to try […]

Conforming

School is very conformist, and one of the very first conforming that goes on in preschool and kindergarten is gender.Dan Savage If we conform to others beliefs, than we will eventually run out of things to conform to. Conformity is almost intertwined with individuality. As long as we keep being individuals, we will not have […]

Do you reject or accept conformity?

When I hear the word “conformity” issues of socialization and the construction of social norms immediately comes to mine. According to the Merriam-Webster free dictionary website, conformity can be defined as “correspondence in form, manner, or character : agreement” or “action in accordance with some specified standard or authority”. Conformity can be defined as a psychological acceptance of a […]

Conformity

Conformity according to simplypsycology.org is a type of social influence involving a change in belief or behavior in order to fit in with a group. So in other words it could be considered peer pressure. This is something I know we have all started learning about back in middle school but it is really hard […]

Conformity – Sarah Cain

“The opposite for courage is not cowardice, it is conformity. Even a dead fish can go with the flow.”     Jim Hightower   This quotation by Jim Hightower represents my exact views on conformity. Being an individual is a rare find these days. It is a lot easier to conform to what the people around you […]