Idiosyncrasy credits refer to iInterpersonal credits a minority gains by going along with the majority.

These are credits a person earns, over time, by conforming to group norms; if enough Idiosyncrasy credits are earned, the person can, on occasion, behave deviantly without retribution from the group. In Edwin Hollander’s explanation for the leniency groups sometimes display toward high status members who violate group norms, the hypothetical interpersonal credit or bonus that is earned each time the individual makes a contribution to the group but is decreased each time the individual influences others, makes errors , or deviates from the group’s norms.

Related Articles

Minority influence at psychology-glossary.com■■■■■■■
Minority influence refers to the case where a minority of group members influence the behavior or beliefs . . . Read More
Group dynamics at psychology-glossary.com■■■■■■
Group dynamics or Group process describes the way in which any Group of humans interacts and develops . . . Read More
Majority influence at psychology-glossary.com■■■■■■
Majority influence refers to a social pressure exerted by the larger portion of a Group on individual . . . Read More
Acculturation at psychology-glossary.com■■■■■■
Acculturation refers to the process by which members of minority groups come to identify with and feel . . . Read More
Group polarization effect at psychology-glossary.com■■■■■
Group polarization effect refers to a tendency for group decisions to be more extreme than the decisions . . . Read More
Additive tasks at psychology-glossary.com■■■■■
Additive tasks refer to tasks for which the group ’s performance is equal to the sum of the performances . . . Read More
Group socialisation at psychology-glossary.com■■■■■
Group socialisation: Group socialisation refer to dynamic processes in which group members and groups . . . Read More
Encounter group at psychology-glossary.com■■■■■
Encounter group refers to a group experience that emphasizes intensely honest interchanges among participants . . . Read More
Relationship interaction at psychology-glossary.com■■■■■
Relationship interaction refer to the actions performed by group members that relate to or influence . . . Read More
Interpersonal influence at psychology-glossary.com■■■■■
Interpersonal influence refers to social influence that results from other group members selectively . . . Read More