Friday, June 16, 2017
The spies and conforming to social pressure
In the 1950’s, Social Psychologist Dr. Solomon Asch ran a classic experiment on social pressure and conformity. He brought subjects into a room full of confederates (actors who are working for the experiment) for a “visual perception” task. He then showed subjects a drawing of a line, and asked them to select another line from a group of three different lines that matched the original in length.