Asch- Findings

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36.8%
On 36.8% of the critical trials naive pps conformed to the incorrect answer when judging the length of lines.
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1%
In normal circumstances (without a misleading majority) pps made mistakes less than 1% of the time.
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1/4
About 1/4 of naive pps never conformed the the majority.
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Did Asch find that pps were consistent in their answers?
Yes eg. those who started independently continued to give their own answers and vice versa.
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13.6%
The percentage of pps that conformed when there was 2 confederates.
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31.8%
The percentage of pps that conformed when there was 3 confederates.
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How many pps conformed in a group of 1 confederate?
0. The pps conformed more as the size of the group increased.
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What happened to the the number of people that conformed if the pp had an ally who told the truth?
The conformity to the majority declined.
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What were some of the pps reasons for their answers?
1) They conformed in order to 'not spoil the results'. 2) They conformed cause they thought their answers were wrong. 3) They did not conform because of 'confidence in their own judgement'.
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