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Chapter 7: Conformity

Conformity and Influence
This is a brief tutorial on conformity and influence.
http://www.vcu.edu/hasweb/psy/psy633/chap6.html

Stanley Milgram
The Stanley Milgram site has many resources and links related to Milgram, his research, and his legacy.
http://www.stanleymilgram.com/main.html

Groupthink in Cults
The site presents warning signs of groupthink in cults and other groups.
http://www.globalideasbank.org/crespec/CS-177.HTML

Heaven's Gate
This is an analysis of the Heaven's Gate cult.
http://www.vcu.edu/hasweb/psy/psy633/hg.htm

The Branch Davidians
Learn about the dynamics of the Branch Davidians and the tragedy that resulted from the siege at Waco, Texas.
http://www.religioustolerance.org/dc_branc.htm

Escalation of Commitment
This is an article on the escalation of commitment to extreme positions in cults.
http://www.units.muohio.edu/psybersite/cults/index.shtml

Brainwashing
This site contains a tutorial about the process of brainwashing in religious cults.
http://religiousmovements.lib.virginia.edu/lectures/brainw.html

The Prisoner's Dilemma
Play the game and see whether you "win" or "lose."
http://serendip.brynmawr.edu/bb/pd.html

Social Influence and Health
Rand Conger's article in NIDA's Monograph 168, "The Social Context of Substance Abuse: A Developmental Perspective" provides a good basis for understanding social influences on health behaviors.
http://www.drugabuse.gov/pdf/Monographs/Monograph168/006-036_Conger.pdf

Resources on Nonconsensual Human Experimentation
This site provides links to information about several "famous or infamous" experiments, including Milgram's.
http://www.gpc.edu/~shale/humanities/composition/assignments/experiment.html


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