Asch: Procedure

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Sample

  • 123 white American males from universities 
  • Volunteered - payed $3 
  • Told taking part in a pyschological experiment - not told details

Original procedure

  • Lab experiment 
  • Naive pt joined group 6-8 young men (confederates) around a table
  • Always sat last or next to last - so hear confed's answers first
  • Task - match one of 3

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