Solomon Asch! Conformity and lines.

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What were the two conditions of Asch's experiment?
Control Condition with isolated participants. Experimental condition with six confederates and one participant.
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What were the results of the first condition?
35 participants gave 100% correct answers. Two participants gave three incorrect responses between them. A 0.7% error rate.
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What were the results of the second condition?
Almost 37% error yield. Though some participants gave total correct answers, the majority yielded to influence of the group.
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How did the participants act during the experiment?
They showed explicit signs of discomfort and upset, though the experimenter and confederates remained impersonal and formal.
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How did the appearance of a 'partner' in Asch's experiments change the rates of conformity?
When a confederate, who spoke before the participant, gave consistantly correct answers conformity dropped to only 5.5%.
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