Mechanism of cognitive conformity behavior - Effects of difficulty of task and group conditions on behavior

Atsuo Murata, Takuma Kanagawa, Makoto Moriwaka

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Abstract

Without cooperation, our society fall into social dilemma situations, and gets worse and worse. Such a situation in an organization leads to violation of social or organizational rules, and at the worst case it suffers from serious accidents or scandals. Cognitive conformity changes the opinion, the judgment, or the behavior of individuals and forces them to obey to the norm or canon of the group or the organization. Such conformity might potentially lead to irrational decision making as a group. Therefore, it is important for organizational managers to make efforts and take measures so that unconscious conformity behavior does not lead to serious accidents. Two experiments were conducted to get insights into conformity behavior that could potentially be risk factors of serious accidents. Put it more concretely, it was experimentally explored how the difficulty of the task affected the conformity when judging the length of illusory figures. Moreover, we examined how the situation under which one faces decision making affected the conformity behavior.

Original languageEnglish
Pages2329-2334
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2013
Event2013 52nd Annual Conference of the Society of Instrument and Control Engineers of Japan, SICE 2013 - Nagoya, Japan
Duration: Sep 14 2013Sep 17 2013

Other

Other2013 52nd Annual Conference of the Society of Instrument and Control Engineers of Japan, SICE 2013
CountryJapan
CityNagoya
Period9/14/139/17/13

Keywords

  • Cognitive conformity
  • Decision making
  • Group condition
  • Risk factor of accidents
  • Task difficulty

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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