Advanced Placement (AP)

Question

Solomon Asch devised a simple test that asked people which of three comparison lines was identical to a standard line in order to study

conformity.
personality.
compliance.
obedience.

1 Answer

  • Conformity - basically there was one participant and the other's were stooges. They would go around the room with the stooges first saying the wrong answer to a very simple task and the participant would go last. This was testing conformity as they would observe if the participant would give the same answer (although it was completely¬†obvious it was wrong= conformity was present), or if the participant was resilient enough to go against conformity and say the correct answer¬†
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