Solomon Asch PSY205

Solomon Asch PSY205 - SOLOMON ASCH Life Solomon Eliot Asch...

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SOLOMON ASCH
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Life Solomon Eliot Asch was born September 14, 1907 in Warsaw, Poland. He died February 20, 1996 in Haverford, Pennsylvania at the age of 88. Moved to the US at the age of thirteen to Manhattan. Learned English through reading Charles Dickens.
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Recognition From 1966 to 1972, Asch held the title of director and distinguished professor of psychology at the Institute for Cognitive Studies at Rutgers University. Considered a legend and founder of social psychology and Gestalt psychology. Asch also supervised Stanley Milgram's Ph.D. at Harvard University and inspired Milgram's own extremely influential research on obedience.
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In 1951, Asch began the experiments for which he is now best known. They were all shown a line of a certain length and asked to state which of three other lines matched it. The power of conformity is so strong that three-quarters of them went along with the obviously false consensus at least once. This technique was a powerful lens for
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