AO1, Description: Any explanation of conformity has to make reference to the two types of conformity â€“ Internalisation and Compliance. For your exam, not only do you need to be able to define these two types of conformity, you also need to be able to describe why these types of conformity occur. Thankfully, one explanation/theory can be used to explain both these types of conformity. This theory is call The Dual-Processing Dependency Model.
The focus of this page is to look at the different types of conformity including; Compliance, Internalisation and Identification. We will focus on the key definitions associated with conformity and will take a look at the key pieces of research in this area of Psychology.