The study of conformity involves why people are likely to change their behaviors or beliefs as a result of real or imagined group pressure. Your textbook describes three types of conformity. If your employer has a policy that employees must wear business attire when making a presentation to clients, which type of conformity is implied: compliance, obedience, or acceptance? What about the situation led you to your conclusion?
This discussion references TCO 7 which is specifically about cults and the social processes within them. The TCO references new religious organizations called doomsday cults, though we may also touch on other new religious organizations that are not apocalyptic.
Consider Jim Jones, Marshall Applewhite, and David Koresh. What characteristics do or did these doomsday cult leaders have in common?
Discuss the importance of a resume in today’s business world, including how you would develop a resume that captures the interest of your audience. Be sure to reference the structure of an “excellent” resume and, specifically, some of the pitfalls of resume building to avoid.
Tech, Society, and Culture
The availability and even dependence upon computer technology is brought to task by Baase in Chapter 8. What are some of the ways that the ease and simplicity of our current technological devices also lead us at times to surrogate our daily responsibilities onto these devices? Please include examples, and be as specific as possible.
A kind of genetic engineering happens in nature, with naturally occurring mutations and the dominance of certain strains. What is different about today’s processes? What makes them potentially dangerous? What should we consider natural and what is artificial?
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