Asch conformity experiments  

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The Asch conformity experiments were a series of studies published in the 1950s that demonstrated the power of conformity in groups. These are also known as the Asch Paradigm.

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  • The Milgram experiment, which measured the willingness of study participants to obey an authority figure who instructed them to perform acts that conflicted with their personal conscience. 65 percent (26 out of 40) complied.
  • No soap radio, a joke or prank that preys upon a subject's likeliness to conform to other people's reactions to a stimulus. The basic setup is very similar to an Asch conformity experiment.
  • Three men make a tiger, a Chinese proverb which refers to an individual's tendency to accept absurd information as long as it is repeated by enough people

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