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The Asch Conformity Experiment

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Asch used a lab experiment to study conformity, whereby 50 male students from Swarthmore College in the USA participated in a ‘vision test.’ 

Using a line judgment task, Asch put a naive participant in a room with seven confederates/stooges. The confederates had agreed in advance what their responses would be when presented with the line task.



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Over the 12 critical trials, about 75% of participants conformed at least once, and 25% of participants never conformed.


This reinforces my honest belief in the 80/20 rule or a rough approximation.

Peer pressure is a force that is not easily dissuaded.

Its these non conformists ( to obvious wrong ...not all non conformists)  who have strength of character,  fortitude and self respect.


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On 9/27/2022 at 4:39 AM, Hameedeh said:

Have not had a chance to watch the video yet. Looks very interesting as described. How long is the video? 

I min 57 seconds.

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Amazing video in the OP. Maybe that was the time when people were afraid to disagree with "team members". Today it seems that lots of people are more than willing to disagree with others. 

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On 10/1/2022 at 7:31 PM, Hameedeh said:

Is there a documentary about this? I would watch it, even it is was 2 hours long. 

Here is a recent longer alternative version, showing the dangers of conformity.


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