Conformity And Consequences In Jason Castro's, You Have A Mind

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Jason Castro writes in, “You Have a Mind” that “Every decision you make is essentially a committee act. Members chime in, options are weighed, and eventually a single proposal for action is approved by consensus. The committee, of course, is the densely knit society of neurons in your head. And “approved by consensus” is really just a delicate way of saying that the opposition was silenced”. The average bee swarm has many more close similarities that you would think.One could look at a bee hive as a single living entity (otherwise known as a Superorganism).They ingest and digest food,regulate water control and achieve locomotion as well as many other things that humans do to stay alive.This is were the similarities stop. Bees are raised for certain jobs that are never changed.Queens lay eggs,Drones mate with queens,and workers well…..They work.And even though we might not like to admit it, humans conform almost like bees.We learn to read by the time we’re seven. We learn to make a living by the time we’re 30. Often by that time we’re not only making a living, we’re supporting a family.We live our lives …show more content…

The other type on conformity is called informational influence.People assume the actions of others in an attempt to reflect correct behavior for a given situation.This may work wonderful in a beehive where there are thousands of other bees with the same mindset.The Problem with this in today 's society can be explained with the simple Solomon Asch

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