If all of your friends jumped off a bridge….. Groups, Conformity and Social Norms

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Description: Do you remember a time when you and your friends did something a bit ill-advised or a bit sketchy and when your parents asked why you went along you said, “because all my friends were doing it”? And, of course, one or the other or both of your parents said …. what? …. “if… Read more »

Trump Supporters and Mob Psychology

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Description: Once again the American presidential race has given rise to some interesting examples of psychology in action. Fairly recently, supporters at some of Donald Trump’s rallies have resorted to violence in response to the appearance of anti-Trumpprotesters. While it’s hard to know where to stop or start psychology does have something to say about… Read more »