Conformity refers to the tendency of people to alter their behavior as a result of group pressure (Lilienfeld 500). I will always remember this because it happens everyday. Everyday I see people j-walking across the street and at least one out of the group that does, only did it because the bigger group did. The main reason I will remember this is because it comes to my mind all of the time. I always think to myself, "would I do this if I was alone?" Most of the time I would, but sometime I wouldn't and that can help me not make rash decisions.
Conforming happens all the time and from that came people who are non-conformists. Those people claim that they don't conform to larger groups and tend to stick out more. This helps me remember this concept because when I notice people who stick out in a crowd, I can assume that they may be a non-conformist. But there is one question I will leave unanswered; "Do non-conformists conform to be non-conformists?"