Given the varying influences of social and cultural norms on attitude and behavior, in what ways might our tendency to conform to norms differ across cultures?
For your initial post, review the videos The Stanford Prison Experiment; The Milgram Experiment, The Heist; and The Bystander Effect. Then respond to the following:

The Stanford Prison Experiment – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KND_bBDE8RQ

The Heist ; The Milgram Experiment- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xxq4QtK3j0Y&t=5s

The Bystander Effect – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z4S1LLrSzVE&t=2s

1. Do the videos suggest that we are aware of our tendency to conform? Do you think that our choices are based on free will, or do expectations about our implied roles guide our choices?
2. Social influence can be so subtle that we often conform to group norms without realizing it. Describe a scenario that demonstrates how a person can conform to norms or obey authority without being aware.
3. Despite our desire to be ourselves, our behaviors do not always reflect our authentic attitudes. Describe an instance in your life in which you experienced cognitive dissonance.
4. Given the varying influences of social and cultural norms on attitude and behavior, in what ways might our tendency to conform to norms differ across cultures?
5. How do the concepts of dispositional and situational attribution, fundamental attribution error, conformity, cognitive dissonance, obedience, and central and peripheral persuasion routes apply to any of the following programmatic course themes:
Self-care
Social justice
Emotional intelligence
Career connections
Ethics