The following is a letter sent to me by one of my mature adult clients, "Edward," and his insights as to how he has evolved as a social communicator given our many years of exploring Social Thinking together. In our culture we tend to think of conformity in negative light, if you look at the origin of the word "conform," it really just means, "to form.". Conformity to Society. Although many teens rebel against society, others do not. Some teenagers feel immense pressure to be “good” in order to get into a top college, be a role model for younger siblings, or take on an adult role in family life.Author: Lisa Fritscher.
Conformity in Children and Adults. Nobody ever changed the world by conforming to the status quo. In today’s world, it seems as though everyone from preteens to married adults are rushing to fill the ranks in what has become “the norm”. Everything from what music to listen to, what job to have, where to live seems to be dictated by some. Aug 14, 2011 · "To be left alone on the tightrope of youthful unknowing is to experience the excruciating beauty of full freedom and the threat of eternal indecision. Few, if any, survive their teens. Most surrender to the vague but murderous pressure of adult conformity. It becomes easier to die and avoid conflicts than to maintain a constant battle with the superior forces of maturity.”Status: Open.
Conformity is the tendency to align our attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors with those around us. It's a powerful force that can take the form of overt social pressure or subtler, unconscious influence. Jul 25, 2019 · Conformity encompasses compliance and obedience because it refers to any behavior that occurs as a result of others' influence - no matter what the nature of the influence." (Breckler, Olson, & Wiggins, Social Psychology Alive, 2006) "Conformity can be defined as yielding to group pressures, something which nearly all of us do some of the time.