Non Conformity Research Paper

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Nonconformity: Is It a Myth?
In the world which all people live in there is an ongoing misconception of a key human idea. This is whether conformity is the pure ideal of all humans or nonconformity exists as a way to counteract the overflow of constant societal conformity. People out in the world can do crazy things and some people such as Tom Leppard, also know as , “The Leopard Man” push towards the idea of fighting against society in a war to gain self individuality.Even though it is possible for people to be externally a nonconformist, it is human instinct to give in to the will of the majority and no degree of nonconformity could go against it.
There are lots of articles discussing this topic and there are a few specific ones that stand out. In the article “You Are a Conformist (That Is, You Are Human)” by Noam Shpancer, it shows the pros of conformity of society by using facts and other conducted experiments.In his article Shpancer states that “ Recent research shows that social disapproval provokes the brain’s danger circuits. Conformity soothes”(Shpancer, par.
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He says “Be psychologically free and strong enough to live independently, leaving society and entering society on no one’s terms but your own” (Feys, par#10). This gives the audience an emotional conclusion that shows them that Feys’ ideas aren’t so bad since he encourages us to do things in our own way. He looks like he supports the will of every individual person. However this is not what he is stating in his article. In his article he bashes on the people of society who conform with others by saying “ Conformity can be seen as the world’s most common but dangerous psychological disorder”(Feys, par. 6). This refutes his main idea that you can be a conformist on and off. He says that being a conformist in any way is like poison, it will consume you and destroy
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