Solomon Asch’s Conformity Experiment

Solomon Asch’s Experiment on Conformity

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Solomon Asch’s Experiment on Conformity

Solomon Asch, an American psychologist, conducted what is now considered a classic experiment in social psychology about conformity.   Asch told the participants that the purpose of the experiment was to test one’s visual abilities. The real purpose was to test levels of conformity in group situations. There was a group of eight participants in each trial; however, seven of these were confederates, meaning that they knew the real purpose of the experiment but they pretended to be participants. The group was then given two images. One was an image of three lines of varying length and...

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