Do you want to remove all your recent searches?

All recent searches will be deleted

Watch fullscreen

Conformity - Asch recreation

LiaLin
11 years ago|4.1K views
Conformity: how groups of people influence other groups of people.

Asch’s Experiment- the predictions: Because of the relative ease of the task, participants would get 100% correct.
Experts predicted this would not show conformity.

The Results: About 33% of the participants conformed.
These blamed “poor eyesight” or blatant misjudgment.

What influences conformity?
Positive correlation: Group Size, Cohesiveness, Gender.
Negative correlation: Social Support
No correlation: Race

So why does this happen?
Two basic concepts of motivation here-

Normative Social Influence:
Going along with others because of the desire to be liked.

Informational Social Influence:
Going along with others because of the desire to be correct.

Interesting as we all do this to some extent.

Browse more videos