Sex Differences in Conformity: Status and Gender Role Interpretations

  title={Sex Differences in Conformity: Status and Gender Role Interpretations},
  author={Alice H. Eagly and Carole Alison Chrvala},
  journal={Psychology of Women Quarterly},
  pages={203 - 220}
The experiment examines status and gender role explanations of the tendency for women to conform more than men in group pressure settings. Subjects believed they were assigned to groups containing two males and two females in addition to themselves and received these other group members' opinions, which were represented as deviating from the opinions that subjects had given earlier. Subjects then gave their opinions with the other group members either having or not having surveillance over… Expand

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