By now, you may have heard that “conformism” is the term psychologists use to describe their approach to human psychology.
It’s an umbrella term that encompasses all aspects of psychology and includes research methods and standards.
But “conforming” is not a synonym for “conventional.”
The psychology of conformity has been around for centuries.
So what exactly is conformity?
What does it mean?
And how does it differ from “conformationist” psychology?
Let’s take a closer look.
Conforming Psychology is the Study of Conforming BehaviorIn a nutshell, conformity refers to an acceptance of norms, attitudes, and practices that do not conform to social expectations, or those that are incompatible with our values and beliefs.
This is one of the defining characteristics of conformity.
As a result, conformity is an important part of psychological research.
Conforming behavior can be found in a wide variety of contexts.
In everyday life, conformity may include accepting norms about how to behave, the use of acceptable language, how to dress, how we behave in public, and how to communicate with others.
Conformist psychology can also be found on the internet, where social cues can shape our behavior.
Conformity is a key concept in human behavior, and many of the same issues that are raised in psychology can be explored through the study of conformity, or conformity to social norms.
Here are five common ways conformity is studied in psychology:Conformative behavior is also known as “conversions.”
When we see something that doesn’t conform to our expectations, we may say, “I like that!
I’ll do that!”
This is known as conversion, and it can be used to motivate behavior.
For example, if you like chocolate, you might say, “[Conversions] are so cool!”
This can motivate you to eat more chocolate, or it can encourage you to change your eating habits.
Conversion is also often used in psychology to explain why something does or does not happen.
For instance, if a friend tells you that they have a headache, it might make sense that they would have a cold.
If you believe someone who has a cold to be lying about their illness, it’s more likely that you will believe them.
Conversions are also used to explain how someone reacts to a behavior.
If someone tells you something is really weird and uncomfortable, and you have a negative reaction, it is a sign that the person is uncomfortable with the behavior.
Similarly, if someone tells me that they’re really happy with their body, I am more likely to believe them if I am convinced they are genuinely happy with the way they look, feel, and act.
Conversations with conforming people can be challenging.
Conversations with people who don’t conform often take place in a world of assumptions and expectations.
Converts often need to be guided by others who can provide support, but they also need to understand that conforming is a complex process and that they are often overwhelmed by the emotions they are facing.
Conforms can be particularly sensitive to the way people treat them, especially in situations where there is pressure from family, peers, and friends.
Conceptions of conformity can also depend on the circumstances.
For many people, conforming means being treated with respect and dignity, and for others, conning means being mocked or treated with disdain.
Confits and consepts have a way of merging.
When conforming occurs in everyday life it can seem like the only way to deal with someone, but consections can be very meaningful when they occur in intimate settings.
For this reason, conformance is often more effective when people feel valued by their conforming peers.
Conceptual ConceptionsConcepts of conformity are not a new concept.
When people first heard about the concept of conformity in the late 1800s, they were used to thinking of conformity as a passive, individual behavior that didn’t require any external force.
It was, as one psychologist said, “the same as being polite and respectful to everyone.”
But this view of conformity was quickly challenged by the emergence of behavioral science.
In this book, we’ll explore the many facets of conformity psychology that can be understood through a cognitive-behavioral approach.
Conference ConventionsThe concept of conference conventions was first introduced in 1874 by William James, the psychologist who coined the term “concrete reasoning.”
According to James, conferences were a chance for groups to discuss ideas and solve problems in their communities.
They provided an opportunity for people to gather around a common point of view, and they gave people the opportunity to be heard.
Conventions were also a venue for people who had been marginalized, marginalized groups to come together and work together toward shared goals.
In the 1970s, the term convention came to be associated with social movement activism, which was often driven by concerns about social injustice.
For years, social movements have used conference