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Conformity and social influence: lezione a Bergamo

Lezione II su “Consensus and conformity in social dynamics and institutions” nell’ambito del corso ENG Clinical Psychology on Work and Organizations (prof. Ugo Morelli) per il Corso di Laurea in Clinical Psychology for Individuals, Families and Organizations, presso l’Università di Bergamo.

Ecco alcuni dei video utilizzati, confrontati e discussi:

1. Asch Conformity Experiment:

Methodological limitations: population validity (all the participants were male students belonging to the same age group / ecological validity: artificial task – real life situations)
Factors increasining or decreasing conformity: Size of the Group, Difficulty of Task (conformity increases when the task becomes harder), Status of majority group; social support (the presence of just one confederate…) and the possibility of answering in private decrease conformity…

2. Dangerous Conformity: when conformity can lead in catastrophic directions. Exploring the nexus between conformity and indifference:

3. Social Influence / an overview:

4. Social Psychology Behavior Lab:

Group discussion + Group excercise

Further readings: U. Morelli, Contro l’indifferenza. Possibilità creative, conformismo, saturazione, Cortina, Milano 2013


Libertà di parola nei social media, un articolo per Bdl (Centro Einaudi, Torino)

Pubblicato un mio articolo su Effetti democratici e implicazioni antidemocratiche della libertà di parola nei social media (in “Bdl – Biblioteca della libertà”, Anno XLIX, n. 211, settembre-dicembre 2014, pp. 35-50 ISSN: 2035-5866). Il numero monografico della rivista del Centro Einaudi è dedicato a “Free Speech. Meriti, limiti, dilemmi”

Cop BDL_211

Abstract. The contemporary evolution of digital Information and Communication Technologies (ITCs) has generated a new field of constraints and opportunities for our freedom of expression, while causing the emergence of a new dimension of human interactions, the infosphere, which can be conceived as the global environment of information we live in.
This article suggests considering how and why the quantitative increase of the free flow of information in the infosphere does not necessarily coincide with the increase of political freedom, nor with the reduction of anti-democratic power asymmetries. Taking into account both recent case studies and classic philosophical questions about the freedom of the press, the author invites the reader to rethink and retheorize the evolving relationship of politics, power, democracy, educational innovation, and freedom in our increasingly technologized and re-ontologized world.