Conformorality. A Study on Group Conditioning of Normative Judgment


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Chiara Lisciandra
Tilburg University
Matteo Colombo
Tilburg University
Abstract
How does other people’s opinion affect judgments of norm transgressions? In our study, we used a modification of the famous Asch paradigm to examine conformity in the moral domain. The question we addressed was how peer group opinion alters normative judgments of scenarios involving violations of moral, social, and decency norms. The results indicate that even moral norms are subject to conformity, especially in situations with a high degree of social presence. Interestingly, the degree of conformity can distinguish between different types of norms.
Keywords Moral judgment  Norms  Conformism
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DOI 10.1007/s13164-013-0161-4
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