Psychology - Asch's study - Aims and Context

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Aims and Context

  • Asch's aimed to challenge the research conducted by Jenness in 1932 and Sherif in 1935.
  • Jenness conducted her study in 1932.
  • Jenness asked students to guess how many beans their were in a jar.
  • Jenness found that individual estimates tended to average the group norm.
  • Jenness research is though limited by the fact that he specifically asked them to produce a group estimate, rather than just observing whether they would produce similar estimates.
  • The auto kinetic effect is where a stationary spot of light is projected onto a screen in an otherwise dark room and it appears to be


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