Research suggested that ostracism increases susceptibility to indirect forms of social influence (e.g., conformity). Yet, no study to date explored whether the effects of ostracism extend to the most direct form of social influence, obedience. We investigated whether ostracized individuals will be more likely to obey a direct command to do something effortful in uncomfortable conditions. Participants (N = 62) were randomly assigned to be included or ostracized in Cyberball, or assigned to a control condition. They were then approached by the experimenter and commanded to go outside when temperatures were below 30F and take 39 unique and creative photographs in the cold of winter. Ostracized participants were more likely to obey the experimenter’s command to be creative when taking photographs. No differences in obedience emerged between the inclusion and the control condition. We provided evidence completing the social influence “trifecta”: ostracism increases susceptibility to conformity, compliance, and now, obedience

Riva, P., Williams, K., Torstrick, A., Montali, L. (2014). Orders to Shoot (a camera): Effects of Ostracism on Obedience. THE JOURNAL OF SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY, 154(3), 208-216 [10.1080/00224545.2014.883354].

Orders to Shoot (a camera): Effects of Ostracism on Obedience

RIVA, PAOLO;MONTALI, LORENZO
2014

Abstract

Research suggested that ostracism increases susceptibility to indirect forms of social influence (e.g., conformity). Yet, no study to date explored whether the effects of ostracism extend to the most direct form of social influence, obedience. We investigated whether ostracized individuals will be more likely to obey a direct command to do something effortful in uncomfortable conditions. Participants (N = 62) were randomly assigned to be included or ostracized in Cyberball, or assigned to a control condition. They were then approached by the experimenter and commanded to go outside when temperatures were below 30F and take 39 unique and creative photographs in the cold of winter. Ostracized participants were more likely to obey the experimenter’s command to be creative when taking photographs. No differences in obedience emerged between the inclusion and the control condition. We provided evidence completing the social influence “trifecta”: ostracism increases susceptibility to conformity, compliance, and now, obedience
Articolo in rivista - Articolo scientifico
Ostracism, Social Control, Social Influence, Obedience
English
2014
154
3
208
216
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Riva, P., Williams, K., Torstrick, A., Montali, L. (2014). Orders to Shoot (a camera): Effects of Ostracism on Obedience. THE JOURNAL OF SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY, 154(3), 208-216 [10.1080/00224545.2014.883354].
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