22nd July 2024

Reply To: “12 Angry Men” (Year 2)

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Olga, according to informational social influence (ISI) people conform because they believe that others are right. It’s particularly true in situations where you don’t know the answer, so you rely on what others (the group) say.

According to normative social influence (NSI) peple conform because they want to be accepted and liked. They don’t want to appear deviant.

After the first vote, only jury nr 8 said “not guilty”, which made the juror nr 3 (as far as I remember) exclaim
“there always has to be one”. What do you think, was the juror trying to exert pressure on juror 8 through ISI or NSI?