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Title of Access to HE Diploma: Nursing

Unit title.. Social Influence, Conformity and Obedience to Authority


Unit code(s): CBA937

Tutor/Assessor: Vin Seewoogoolam

Description of Assignment:

Task 1: Report You have been commissioned to provide an Advisory Report for the Management Committee of “xxxxxxxx” Children and/or Young Person’s ‘s Home for Challenging Behaviours. The Committee wish to know how they might increase obedience, and reduce or promote conformity, referring to three measures for obedience and three for conformity based on your expert knowledge of social psychology, and supported by psychological evidence [1000 words]. Conclude your Report with several Recommendations for Action by this Committee to take over the next three months. [AC’s 2.113.1]

Task 2: Explanation The events surrounding the Kitty Genovese murder seem to indicate that people who are bystanders are not willing to intervene to help a vulnerable other person. However, might the 2016 Sutton Coldfield incident, present a different view of bystander behaviour?

Provide a detailed explanation [not exceeding 1000 words] of psychological approaches to bystander behaviour and social loafing interventions in the case of Kitty Genovese and the Sutton Coldfield incident, referring to appropriate studies and theories. Include a comparison of some key aspects such as ‘decision-making’ and an evaluation of the validity of social influence theory with regard to bystander intervention. [AC 1.1]

Please Note: Your work should be wholly in your own words and not a ‘cut and paste’ from the Internet. You will need to submit your work through Turnitin. The link will be available from 9 a.m. and will close at 5 p.m. on the deadline date as detailed below. Date set: 04101/22

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Date for final submission: WC 07/03/22

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