MAJORITY INFLUENCE

A type of societal pressure which is exerted by the majority of a social group on the minority which are pushed to conform and accept the majorities rule.

MAJORITY INFLUENCE: "The concept of majority influence implies the importance of a majority consensus within a group, if this is met, then any outliars are likely to conform and change their opinions."
Cite this page: Nugent, Pam M.S., "MAJORITY INFLUENCE," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/majority-influence/ (accessed October 23, 2017).
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