Unformatted text preview: started purposely getting answers wrong, the participants did as well because they were going with the majority. This can be compared to everyday life. For example, some college students drink alcohol because they believe everyone is doing it and want to fit in. This is similar to the line experiment because the participants went along with everyone else’s beliefs despite what they thought the right answer was. They conformed to other people’s ideas and did not go off what they knew in fear that they would be wrong or would not fit in, in the case of the alcohol scenario....
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