PSYA2 Social Influence
Explanations of Conformity
To Start: Conformity? Why?
Annotate your worksheet with as
many different reasons for why
people conform as you can think of.
Fill out the thought bubbles.
Think about the studies we have
looked at so far. Why have
participants decided to conform?
What are the factors influencing
Early finishers: Think about how you can evaluate these reasons…
Today we will take this further by
• What theories/explanations are
there for why individuals
• How can these be evaluated?
Each group has information on the main theories of conformity.
You must work as a group to answer the questions and fill out your
You must also decide on the best way to deliver what you have learned
to the rest of the group for approximately 5 minutes. (e.g.
Poster, Diagram, Verbal Presentation, Role Play…)
Communication is key!
You need to communicate well… there will be a test on what you have
learned… with prizes!
There will be a timed assessment on everything we have covered so far:
Conformity, first lesson back, Tuesday 16th April.
I have emailed you all a revision stencil which you will need to complete
in preparation for the assessment.
I will also be checking that this has been completed.
I have uploaded all of my resources onto the learning platform under the
folder ‘Miss Russell’.
You can also use the textbook to help you!