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- Created on: 13-02-20 09:51
Unanimity (in agreement)
Conformity reduces when the whole group is not in agreement
Conformity even drops when the "rebel" doesn't support the participants.
Research to support - Aschs line experiement
Second study - Conformity rates dropped from 32% to 5.5% when having an anomaly support the participant.
Anomaly not suporting either confederate or participant, conformity rates dropped to 9%.
Conformity rates depend on the group size they are in.
Conformity in a pair are low. Asch (one participant and one confederate)
Conformity rates are highest in a group of three. Asch (two confederates and one participant)
Research to support - Asch lines experiment
Original study - 75% conformed at least once, 25% never conformed
Second study - 2 confederates = 13% conformity rate, 3 confederates = 32% conformity rate
Difficulty of task
The difficulty of the task can cause participants to conform more.
Greater conformity rates when task difficulty increases. Individuals look to others to get correct answer.
Research to support - Aschs line experiment
Conducting another study after the first, he made the lines similar in length. He found that the participants conformed more.