I probably would not assume that you would act differently than the people in the following video. Experiment after experiment reveals that these people could be you, that like the rest of us, you generally conform most of the time in random social situations. It’s not too difficult to figure out why, of course. We are socialized about how to act in a wide range of social interactions. Sometimes the socialization is overt and directly taught to us (e.g., how to eat a meal at a formal dinner table — elbows off the table, chew with your mouth closed), and sometimes the teaching is much more subtle (e.g., how to use facial gestures to let someone know that you’re listening to them). And then out of the blue we find ourselves in a situation in which all of the rules we’ve played by suddenly change. “Whaaaaaat’s going on here?”
Think about what we’ve been discussing in class and give some perspective on THIS VIDEO.