asch evaluation

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  • Asch: evaluation
    • a child of its time
      • perrin and spencer
        • repeated the study in uk
        • one student conformed in 396 trials
      • less conformity in 1980 than 1950
        • 1950 America: high level of conformity
          • for social norms
        • 1980: less conformist
      • limitation: not consistent across situations & time
    • artificial situation & task
      • demand characteristics
        • knew they were in a study
      • pp played along with the task
      • limitation: findings do not generalise to everyday situations
    • limited application on findings
      • only conducted on men
      • generalisability issues
      • Neto (1995)
        • women might be more conformist
        • concerned about social relationships more than men

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