Research a minimum of four articles regarding group norms and conformity. Explain how both conformers and non-conformers influence the group. Explain the consequences of not having either type of group member in any given group.
Conformity is one of the basic characteristics of human behavior. According to Saul McLeod (2016), “conformity is a type of social influence involving a change in belief or behavior in order to fit in with a group.” Human being a social being, often interacts with his or her environment to meet the needs and demands that come with life. As they say that “No man is an Island”, human being often ends up in being in some kind of groups and this is actually necessitated by many factors but above all is shared interest. This paper will analyze the impact that conformers and non-conformers have to a group and also the effect of their absence.