Resisting conformity and obedience

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Resisting conformity

It has been found that if naïve participants hear a dissenter disagreeing with the majority wrong answer during critical trials, the conformity rate drops. It was also found that one of the most important factors in this drop in conformity rates was consistency. If the dissenter was consistent in their reasoning.

This consistency has been linked to something called the snowball effect and this is when on persons or a small group of people’s views influence the majority and begin to change public opinion by remaining consistent in their…

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