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The presence of other people can increase the intensity and focus of our own behaviour, and also facilitate certain manners.
Many behavioural studies show that people act differently when around others, showing an increase in efficiency and focus. The crowd provides a cue of the required behaviour to the person unsure of what to do. Example: Watching a movie in a packed theater often has the crowd laughing, providing us information about acting the same way.
One of the strange effects of conformity is that the decisions made as a group are prejudiced, biased and less intelligent than those made by an individual.
When people interact, they do not normally want to learn something new but are much happier conforming to their already existing beliefs. They agree with the other group members and make typically worse decisions.
Formal volunteering, monetary donations and random acts of everyday kindness promote wellbeing and longevity.
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