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Week 4
DQ 1: What is the relationship between conformity and obedience?
The relationship between conformity and obedience is that the end results of the two of
them is encouraging an individual to do something that they wouldn't normally do or
something that wasn't in their plans to do. Conformity is usually based on an individual
trying to fit into a certain standard, tradition, stereotype so that they will blend in and not
stand out and be different, which could lead to being ridiculed, despised, etc.
Obedience is slightly different because it is usually accomplished by forcing an
individual to do something or putting so much pressure on that individual until they just
do what they are told to keep from getting hurt or suffering consequences, such as
following traffic laws, which keep the streets a safe place for driving. A quick example
of conformity is how people tend to be influenced to dress within the current style to fit
in.
Response 2
The word obedience is much like the word obey which in a sense can mean to listen to
the master or leader. Obedience occurs when you change your opinions, judgments, or
actions because someone in a position of authority told you to. The key aspect to note
about obedience is that just because you have changed in some way, it does not mean
that you now agree with the change. This would be like following the rules and
regulations of an employer and you are the employee. According to psychology today,
Conformity is the tendency to align your attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors with those
around you. It's a powerful force that can take the form of overt social pressure or
subtler unconscious influence. So in other words this means to go with the flow of
things. The relationship between the two in my opinion would be what happens in the
end. Do we follow all of our leaders or managers rules and regulations the way the
person who is charge is wanting us to do it or are we just going with the flow and
following what everyone else is doing. It is of my opinion to think of obedience more of
following your parents orders to be home at a certain time and confront to do what the
group does or follow the leader. What do the rest of you think?
Response 3
Both conformity and obedience expect a certain type of behavior from an individual or
society. Conformity is an act of compliance, a sort of marching to the same drum beat, if

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