Peer Pressure: Why Good People Do Bad Things In Groups

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28 Oct 2019 · 12 minutes

Peer Pressure: Why Good People Do Bad Things In Groups
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Does every young boy in that crowd of Melbourne private school boys caught on camera chanting on a tram this week, believe in the misogynistic message that chant sends? Would you have joined in in you were in that situation?

Today we look at why good people get involved in bad things when there's safety in numbers and why peer pressure can make us turn away from what we believe.

CREDITS

Host/Producer: Claire Murphy

Executive Producer: Elle Beattie

Audio Producer: Ian Camilleri

Thanks to our special guest Professor Don Forsyth, Social and Personality Psychologist at the University of Richmond Virginia.

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