Essays Tagged: "Asch"

Would You Go Along With the Majority Opinion, Or Would You "Stick To Your Guns" And Trust Your Own Instinct?

most all conformists. In the article "Opinions and Social Pressure." social psychologist Solomon E. Asch conducted groundbreaking studies on independence and conformity under group pressure which deal ... of the social construction of reality, and gave rise to decades of research on conformity. (336-342)Asch states that when people don't trust their own judgments, they look to others for evidence of ho ...

(6 pages) 74 0 3.0 Nov/2002

Subjects: Social Science Essays

the triangle shirtwaist factory fre; a reasearch paper; labor laws of the early 1900s and reforms that followed a tragedy

On the morning of March 25, 1911, five-hundred women and children went to work in the Asch building where the Triangle Shirtwaist Company was located in New York City. By the end of that ... t Workers Association, who organized the first large scale women's strike in history in 1909 at the Asch building (Triangle Factory Fire). Over 20,000 workers requested improved sanitation, better hou ...

(8 pages) 173 0 4.6 Jan/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

'Why is it so important for academics and marketing managers to understand the impact of external influences on consumer behaviour?'

studies on groups to investigate the pressures within them to conform. This can be clearly seen in Asch's experiment, where individuals were asked if there was a difference between the lengths of two ... duals were asked if there was a difference between the lengths of two lines. All of those assisting Asch in the experiment agreed the two lines were the same, although there was a distinct difference. ...

(9 pages) 454 0 3.2 Feb/2003

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Marketing

Don't be a puppet.

one another. With this interaction with others and communal peers, "social man is a somnambulist" (Asch 61). In other terms, when humans become social, they are really "sleep walking", or following t ... f they are not to our liking. Humans will still do so because we were taught to be obedient.Solomon Asch attempted to do another experiment on social influences but this time the experiment would be o ...

(6 pages) 139 0 4.5 Jun/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology

Evaluation of Asch

'The Asch Studies' were a series of experiments designed to test humans' tendency for conformity. Asch's ... lthough Sherif was technically studying the process of norm formation in new groups. The reason why Asch wanted to improve on Sherif's work is that he believed that Sherif only achieved the results he ... d no idea what the correct answer was and so considered their best bet to agree with everyone else. Asch designed a test in which the correct answer was obvious, and yet all the other so-called partic ...

(4 pages) 46 1 4.7 Oct/2006

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

Psychology Conformity & Obedience

up estimate.Perhaps one of the most famous studies of conformity to others was the one performed by Asch in 1951.He set up an experiment in which subjects were told that they were participating in a p ... the correct length of a given line, by identifying which of three sample lines was identical to it. Asch arranged that the subjects would be tested as members of a group, all of whom would report thei ...

(10 pages) 47 0 0.0 Oct/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Opinions and social pressure

In "Opinions and Social Pressure," Asch describes an to find out the effects of group pressure. First, Asch and his colleagues collect ... end of the group disagrees with the rest of the class. On the following trial, he disagrees again. Asch and his colleagues describe the person as becoming more worried and hesitant as the experiment ... en instructed by the experimenters to purposely give the wrong answer six out of the eighteen times.Asch and his colleagues placed a total of one hundred and twenty three college males in the experime ...

(2 pages) 1105 0 3.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Law


lves. 1.3 RESEARCH BY SOLOMON ASH ON CENTRAL AND PERIPHERAL TRAITS IN IMPRESSION FORMATION: Solomon Asch (1946) did pioneering studies in the areas of Impression formation. He was heavily influenced b ... elieved that "the whole is greater than the sum of its parts" . Like Gestalt Psychologists, Solomon Asch held the view that we do not form impression simply by adding together all of the traits we obs ...

(12 pages) 0 0 0.0 Apr/2014

Subjects: Humanities Essays

Most classic studies in social and developmental psychology were conducted at least 30 years ago. Why are there so few modern classics?

he study has achieved a great impact on its field and in this case Psychology, examples such as the Asch conformity experiments, the Milgram experiment, the Stanford prison experiment, Bobo doll, and ... am experiment, the Stanford prison experiment, Bobo doll, and blue eyed versus brown eyes students. Asch's experiment (1951) examined the behaviour under social forces. The experiment involved the per ...

(7 pages) 10 0 0.0 Oct/2014

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology