The Asch Conformity Experiments

July 28th, 2013
  • Asch conformity experiments on en.wikipedia: During the 1950s, Solomon Asch conducted and published a series of laboratory experiments that demonstrated the degree to which an individual’s own opinions are influenced by those of a majority group.[1][2][3][4] Together, these experiments are recognized as the Asch conformity experiments or the Asch Paradigm. The methodology developed by Asch has been utilised by many researchers and the paradigm is in use in present day social psychology. The paradigm has been used to investigate the relationship between conformity and task importance,[5] age,[6] gender,[7][8][9][10] and culture.[5][10] …;     
  • The Asch Experiment, 1.58 min, uploaded on YouTube by Algamaia, April 7, 2013;
  • Asch Experiment, on Simply Psychology, by Saul McLeod, published 2008;
  • The Asch Conformity Experiments, on about.com/Psychology, by Kendra Cherry, not dated;
  • Asch Conformity Experiment, on YouTube, 5.45 min,  uploaded on YouTube by HeroicImaginationTV / (HIP TV),  February 19, 2012: Classic footage from the Asch conformity study. This version includes definitions of normative and informational conformity and the powerful effect of having an ally.

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