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Social Influnce Essay

468 words - 2 pages

Social exclusion is unequivocally more than poverty, but undoubtedly poverty is a key component of social exclusion. However social exclusion goes beyond other economic variables such as employment status or occupational class. Social rejection can be active or passive it occurs when an individual is deliberately excluded from a social relationship or social interaction for social rather than practical reasons. Social rejection also includes interpersonal rejection, romantic rejection and familial estrangement. At my first job back in 2012 I wanted to fit in and accepted so badly that I did not realize I was being social rejected by my supervisor I would constantly present new ways to improve and manage the ...view middle of the document...

Proximity as allowed me to form my two closest friendships form at work and school. I was able to interact with my best friend for over ten years and remain friends with her. Proximity also allowed me to form my closest friendship at work and remain best of friends with my coworker for over two years.
Obedience is a form of social influence where an individual acts in response to a direct order from another individual, who is usually an authority figure. It is assumed that without such an order the person would not have acted in this way.
The factors affecting obedience are proximity of the authority the closer an authority is to us the more obedience we demonstrate. Expertise also affects obedience if a person lacks the ability or expertise to make decisions, especially in a crisis they will leave decision making to the group that have the ability and knowledge to do so.
The term destructive obedience refers to the idea of an individual following the orders, which they consider immoral, which will cause them a lot of distress and regret. This often occurs with conformity.
Taking the example of the holocaust further, think of Adolf Eichmann. He was the officer probably most responsible for what happened during the Holocaust, and he always said that he only did what he did because he was carrying out orders.
I would resist such destructive obedience by Question the expertise and motives of these authority figures. In addition, I would also ensure I possess some knowledge about the authority figure to command blind obedience.

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