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Who where / how many participants in Asch's baseline study?
123 US males from three different colleges. (volunteers)
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What were group sizes?
One naive participant and a group of 6-8 confederates.
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What happened in the study? (step 1-2)
Participants were shown 2 cards- one with a standard line, another with 3 varied sized lines. Participants were asked to match up one of the 3 lines with the standard line.
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What happened in the study? (step 3-4)
The confederates gave the same incorrect answer on the 12 of 18 trials. (These were CRITICAL trials) After the trials Asch debriefed the naive participants about their responses and behaviour.
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What were the additional procedures?
Size. Truthful Partner. Dissenting, inaccurate partner. Partner who changed his mind. Partner who left.
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Card 2

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What were group sizes?

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One naive participant and a group of 6-8 confederates.

Card 3

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What happened in the study? (step 1-2)

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Card 4

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What happened in the study? (step 3-4)

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Card 5

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What were the additional procedures?

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Preview of the front of card 5

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