AS Psychology- Conformity Studies [Cont'd]

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Reicher and Haslam:

  • Set up a broadcast on UK television by the BBC.
  • called 'The Experiment'.
  • it was similar to Zimbardo's study
  • it was found that the prison guards failed to take overall control and the prisoners took authority.
  • the prisoners were being filmed instead of being observed, and were more streetwise.

Gamson, Fireman and Rytina (1982)

  • set up a situation which participants were encouraged to rebel against an unjust authority
  • volunteers took part in a study- standards of behaviour in the community
  • attended a


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