Asch Aims and Context PY2

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What was the context of Asch's Study?
Historical- Psychologists wanted to prevent events like the holocaust from happening again- Caused by social pressure and wanting to "fit in with the crowd"
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What was Asch's first piece of previous research? Describe it.
Sherif (1936)- judging how far light moved in the dark (didn't move- autokinetic effect) Got together few days later the group of 4 pps came to common estimate.
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What was Asch's second piece of previous research? Describe it.
Jenness- beans in a jar- looking at conformity in ambiguous (unclear situations- Asch wanted to test in unambiguous (clear) situations.
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What were the 2 of Asch's aims?
1.) Do people conform with the majority and bow to group pressure 2.) investigate in an unambiguous situation- clear
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What was Asch's research method?
Observation carried out under controlled conditions.
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What was Asch's sampling method?
123 naive pps- volunteer sampling, all male, 3 US colleges
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Sherif (1936)- judging how far light moved in the dark (didn't move- autokinetic effect) Got together few days later the group of 4 pps came to common estimate.

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