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Effects of Group Influnence and Culture on the Self

Explain how groups influence the thoughts and behaviors of the individual.

Clarify how culture acts as a form of group influence.

Discuss how this has contributed to the development of ones self-concept.

Response is approximately 300 words.

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Groups can have an impact on individuals in many ways. Perception of a person who is part of a group can make a person feel they belong or not. Thoughts of an individual are impacted by how the group will interpret a person's ideas they bring or think as well as in some case try to change those thoughts and goals. Behaviorally, people want to fit in with their group so will behave accordingly. For instance, if the group ...