How do groups influence you as an individual? Do you beat to your own drum? Do you follow the crowd? Social psychology studies how our relationships influence our behavior.
Conformity is a sign of weakness and lack of intelligence, arising in the individual the need to prove the fears they feel programmed in their subconscious by poor parenting and poor education (because those before them did the same), it’s a constant reminder to them that they are right in what they feel and that living in fear creates a good social environment of others they can share their fear with. It’s the true evil in this world, the stupefied unable to comprehend their individual role in existence. Conforming is segregation always punishing and separating those who are strong true and intelligent in themselves. These are the weak people and there will always be lots of them. Conformity never creates anything new just more of the same of what we had before (Haslam, S, 2017)
To me, groups influence sometimes when my mind is unable to make decision itself, but I have always tried not making judgments on what others say or do, I always take my own decisions whether I’m not sure about the thing, I do which suits my mentality and thinking, no matter that is the wrong decision or right. Most of the time I make my own judgments irrelevant to the group decision (Potter, W, 1987)
The way we judge ourselves with respect to the rest of the world affects our actions and views. The opinion of other people or a group of people also affects our actions and how we view ourselves. Social psychology is significant in all aspects of relationships and the psychologists are interested to gather more information and study these aspects of interpersonal relationships and they are looking for ways that psychology may help to improve those interactions (Brinson, Susan L, 1992)
Haslam, S. Alexander, and Stephen D. Reicher. “50 Years of “Obedience to Authority”: From Blind Conformity to Engaged Followership.” Annual Review of Law and Social Science 13 (2017): 59-78.
Potter, W. James, and William Ware. “An analysis of the contexts of antisocial acts on prime-time television.” Communication Research 14.6 (1987): 664-686.
Brinson, Susan L. “The use and opposition of rape myths in prime-time television dramas.” Sex Roles 27.7-8 (1992): 359-375.