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Popular Delusions: How Social Conformity Molds Society and Politics By Stephen Colem ...

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Popular Delusions:

Table of Contents

List of Figures

x

List of Tables

xv

Preface

xix

Acknowledgments

xxiii

Chapter 1: Social Conformity—The Collective Dimension

1

Conformity and Nonconscious Cognition

4

Theories About Conformity

6

Conformity Principles

14

Political Conformity

16

Means, Opportunity, and Motive

21

Outline of the Book

28

Chapter 2: The Many Faces of Social Conformity

35

Conformity in the Lab

41

Contemporary Views of Conformity

42

Conformity and Social Categories

47

Applied Conformity Research

49

Economics and Conformity

51

Civic Culture and Changing Norms

54

Chapter 3: Measuring Conformity

65

Elections as Measurements

66

The Entropy Measure and Conformity

72

Psychological Foundations for Entropy

75