HOW GENDERS ARE AFFECTED BY PUBLIC OPINION

No Thumbnail Available

Date

2017

Journal Title

Journal ISSN

Volume Title

Publisher

СДУ хабаршысы - 2017

Abstract

Abstract. Social influence is the process by which individuals adapt their opinion, revise their beliefs, or change their behavior as a result of social interactions with other people. In our strongly interconnected society, social influence plays a prominent role in many self-organized phenomena. There is a stereotype that females are more vulnerable to the social opinion than males. Many psychologists and sociologists studied this issue. In the modern world, where women are at the same position as men, this question is actual. Aim of this experiment is to investigate if social opinion affects more females or males.Our experiment based on ‘Asch Experiment’. Solomon Asch (1951) conducted an experiment to investigate the extent to which social pressure from majority group could affect a person to conform. One limitation of Asch experiment is that is used a biased sample. All participants were male students who all belonged to the same age group. This means that the study lacks population validity and that the results cannot be generalized to females or older groups of people. Hence, we decided to use blocking by genders in order to generalize the result to females too.

Description

Keywords

Salmon Asch, conformity, experiment, influence of majority opinion, psychology, females, males, СДУ хабаршысы - 2017, №4

Citation

A. Dauit , R. Sabdanaliyev , S. Maksat , A. Turdaliyeva , A. Moldagulova / HOW GENDERS ARE AFFECTED BY PUBLIC OPINION / СДУ хабаршысы - 2017