Social Influence Key Studies

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Michaels et al (1982)
Investigated the presence of an audience on the performance of average and below average pool players
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Henchy and Glass (1968)
Investigated whether concern about being evaluated is necessary to produce dominant responses- Typing task in 4 conditions (alone, in the presence of 2 experts, in the presence of 2 non-experts and alone but filmed for later evaluation by experts
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Sanders et al (1978)
Investigated whether distraction would result in social facilitation on a simple task and social inhibition on a complex task- Participants were given a simple and complex digit-copying taks, this was done alone or in co-action
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Sherif (1935)
Investigated whether people would be influenced by others in a situation where the answer is not clear- Individuals shown a point of light in a totally darkened room and were asked to estimate how far and in which direction the light moved
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Asch (1951)
Investigated whether people would conform to the judgements of others in situation where such judgements are clearly wrong- a study on visual discrimination, which one of the 3 comparison lines was the same length as a standard line
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Baron, Vandello and Brunsman (1996)
Investigated if conformity would increase when being right is important- task was to identify the 'suspect' in the line-up
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Milgram (1963)
Investigated how far people would be prepared to go in ibeying an authority figure- 'teacher' giving electric shocks increasing in voltage when wrong answers were given by 'learner'
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Gamson et al (1982)
Investigated whether groups of people would defy an unjust authority- people were asked about a petrol station manager
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