Source: Smith and Bond 1998
Social influence refers to processes by which people affect the actions and attitudes of others. This area of social psychology has traditionally focused on how much of our behaviour arises from the instructions of others (obedience) and the example of others (conformity). These were famously studied in the mid-twentieth century in the USA in what are regarded as classic experiments in social psychology. What do subsequent replications of these studies tell us about their global applicability?
If a system of death camps were set up in the US of the sort we had seen in Nazi Germany, one would be able to find sufficient personnel for those camps in any medium-sized American town.
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