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Unformatted text preview: husband, wife, mother, peer, etc. Conform: Bringing one ’ s behavior into agreement with norms or the behavior of others in a group Comply: Asch study of conformity – Changing our behavior in response to another person who has little or no authority Obey: – Changing our behavior in direct response to the demands of an authority figure Solomon Asch ’ s Experiment on Conformity You must select (from a group of three) the line that most closely matches the standard line – All lines are shown to a group of seven people (including you) Other six were accomplices and at times all would select the wrong line In 37 percent of the trials, the real subject conformed to group pressure even when the group ’ s answers were obviously incorrect!...
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- Spring '10
- Social Psychology, Solomon Asch, 37 percent, external causes, Asch study of conformity