Seminar organized by Jean Decety, 2021-2022 Paris IAS Fellow, as part of his "Social neuroscience" series
Individual cognition and behavior are influenced by the presence of others. It affects cognition, motivation, and decision-making, whether on a basic (e.g., food consumption or sex) or complex (e.g., political attitudes) level. Specific forms of social influence –conformity, obedience, and persuasion—play a critical role in human social interactions. Social influence serves to increase the benefits and/or lower the costs of membership in a social group, promoting efficiency and stability, predictability and coordination, affiliation, and protection.
With the participation of Sébastien Lemerle (sociologist) – Université Paris Nanterre.
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