Deviancy - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780122665509, 9781483272085


1st Edition

The Psychology of Being Different

Authors: Jonathan L. Freedman Anthony N. Doob
Editors: Leon Festinger Stanley Schachter
eBook ISBN: 9781483272085
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 1st January 1968
Page Count: 166
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Deviancy: The Psychology of Being Different discusses the effects of deviancy on behavior. The book describes the effect of deviancy per se, in no reference to any particular deviant characteristic. The authors explain the methods they used in this study, as well as some checks made on the study to insure accuracy. Deviants prefer to associate with others of their kind due to fear of rejection, and they tended not to reveal their deviancy. The authors also discuss how deviants and non-deviants react and treat each other, and the degree of aggression that will be shown to a member of either group when some "fault" is assigned. They also note that 1) non-deviants choose deviants for punishment but not for reward and 2) deviants choose others like them for reward but not for punishment. The authors also show that as regards to a change in attitude, deviants are no different from non-deviants in this aspect. They also report other findings such as conformity (deviants conform less compared to non-deviants), attitude change (no effect), and compliance (depends on the circumstances). The text can prove useful for psychologists, counselors, educators, ministers, and social workers.

Table of Contents

Preface Chapter 1. The Problem Chapter 2. The Basic Paradigm Introduction Method Checks on the Manipulation Chapter 3. Affiliation Introduction Choice of Partners Replication Summary and Discussion Chapter 4. Concealment of Deviancy Introduction Known and Unknown Deviancy and Concealment Summary: Deviancy and Affiliation Chapter 5. Is It Deviancy? Introduction Internal Analysis of* Affiliation Results Unmanipulated Deviancy and Affiliation Summary Chapter 6. Amount of Aggression Introduction Aggression Against Deviant and Nondeviant Victims Chapter 7. Aggression and the Choice of Victim Introduction Selection for Pain and for Reward Summary Chapter 8. Conformity Introduction Private Conformity to Normative Responses Public Conformity to Unanimous Majorities Summary Chapter 9. Attitude Change Introduction Deviancy of the Subject and the Source Peer vs. Authority as Source of Influence Summary Chapter 10. Compliance Introduction Agreeing to a Request Made by a Deviant or a Nondeviant Compliance without Direct Confrontation Compliance in a Mail Survey Summary: Deviancy and Social Influence Chapter 11. Summary Affiliation Aggression Social Influence Some Questions References Index


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About the Author

Jonathan L. Freedman

Anthony N. Doob

About the Editor

Leon Festinger

Stanley Schachter

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