AS AQA PSYA2 Psychology-Asch 1951

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  • Created by: Ruth Butt
  • Created on: 03-06-13 14:56

The aim was to see if people would conform in an ambiguous line judgement task.

METHOD: All male, 5 confederates and 1 real participant (didn't know he was the only participant). Was asked to match a line with another line in terms of its appearance, 12 critical trials.

FINDINGS: 37% conformed in the critical trials, and 17% conformed at least once. 

CONCLUSION: P's conformed because they wanted to be accepted by the…

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