CONFORMITY

noun. The alteration of someone's opinions, behaviors, or evaluations in accordance with (i) other people's behaviors, opinions, or evaluations or (ii) the typical morals and regulations of a societal or cultural group or scenario. It comprises transitory compliance of people who confirm to all that their own opinions align with those of the group, but also do not accept their stance as being their individual position, in addition to the transfer of people who do completely follow in line with the group's stance.

CONFORMITY: "Certain people possess personality traits that seem to make them vulnerable to conformity wherein they always align their views with those surrounding them at the current time."
Cite this page: Nugent, Pam M.S., "CONFORMITY," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/conformity/ (accessed August 22, 2017).
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