Dance team and psychology!

By:Meg Alligood

EXAMPLES

Asch (Line Experiment)- in dance we follow each other and conform to what the other team members
Zimbardo (Prison Experiment)- in some dances we have to get in the role to interpret the dance and some people really get into the role to make it seem very realistic
Milgram (Obedience Experiment)-we have to obey are teacher everyday and some of the students take what she says more intensely then others.
conformity- we match each others movements more than we do personalities so that everyone looks the same on stage
authority- this is very important because with out we would be competitive dancers we would have no leader so we take this very serioiusly
obedience- competition and practices would be very crazy and hectic if people didn't obey and listen to what they are supposed to do.
fundamental attribution error- when explaining dancers most people don't understand what we go through and what happens so they tend to get it wrong unless they've been in dance and know the situations that occur
self-serving bias- a lot of this happens during dance because we all make mistakes but when we do that causes to go down maybe only half a point or sometimes 5 so this can cause anger throughout the team. it could drop our score which could cause us to get a whole different award lower so we tend to blame others rather than ourselves
group think- this also happens, we rely on others so much to get us through the dances that when it comes do to us we mess up more than expected because we rely on the team and not ourselves
group polarization- our attitudes about things usually stay the same. since we are around each other 90% of the time we tend to have the same opinions about dance related things