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Social Influence – Resistance to Influence

 
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About the Course

This course, by Professor Gordon Sammut (London School of Economics), explores resistance to social influence. In the first module, we think about the concepts of conformity and obedience. In the second module, we think about non-conformity and disobedience as concepts of resisting social influence. Next, we think about some key individual differences explanations for why people differ in their resistance to influence. In the fourth and final module, we think about the impact of situation and circumstance on resistance to influence.

About the Lecturer

Professor Gordon Sammut is a visiting fellow in the Department of Psychological and Behavioural Science at the London School of Economics and Political Science. Professor Sammut’s research interests are in intercultural and intergroup relations, the theory of social representations and modalities of social influence. Professor Sammut’s recent publications include The Psychology of social Influence: Modes and Modalities of Shifting Common Sense (2021) and ‘Social Re-presentation for…’: An Action-Oriented Formula for Intergroup Relations Research (2020).

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