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Conformity & the Media

Using the current literature, explain one way to alter the conditions in the scenario to prevent conformity. Finally, provide an example where conformity might be good and explain why.

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Hi and thank you for using Brainmass. The solution below should get you started. In this particular task. You are being asked to look into the notion of conformity as it relates to the media. I think you are being asked to produce something concise so I suggest using this simple outline:

1. Conformity & the media - 100 words
2. 2 Conditions - 100 words
3. Altering conformity - 50 words
4. Why it can be good - 100 words

This outline should yield 350 words which should cover what you need. You can use the listed resources to further explore the topic. Just let me know via the feedback section if you need further clarification. All the best with your studies.

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On Conformity & the Media

Conformity according to Aronson (2010), "refers to a change in one's behavior due to the real or imagined influence of other people." He alleges that while individualism is celebrated in American society, people choose to 'conform' or change their behavior (Aronson, 2010) "due to the real or imagined influence of others." This is most of the time due to situational influences and not because people were forced to do so. The media is one of these ...

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The solution provides information, assistance and advise in tackling the task (see above) on the topic of conformity in the media, including conditions and types of conformity. Resources are listed for further exploration of the topic.