Essays Tagged: "Solomon Asch"

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

y we are almost all conformists. In the article "Opinions and Social Pressure." social psychologist Solomon E. Asch conducted groundbreaking studies on independence and conformity under group pressure ... ociety. We shouldn't take the easy way out. It is important to be "our own person."Work CitiedAsch, Solomon E. "Opinions and Social Pressure." Writing and Reading Across the Curriculum, 7th ed. Eds. L ...

(6 pages) 74 0 3.0 Nov/2002

Subjects: Social Science Essays

'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.

s even if 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 wo ... ler, Alan. "Authority and Excuses." Writing Two Reader. Grafikarts: Santa Barbara. 55-60. 2000Asch, Solomon. "Opinions and Social Pressure." Writing Two Reader. Grafikarts: Santa Barbara. 61-66. 2000F ...

(6 pages) 139 0 4.5 Jun/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology

Experiments on Obedience and getting opinions after pressure.

killed and emotional, psychological, economical, even physical distress in society.WORK CITEDAsch, Solomon E. "Opinions and Social Pressure." Writing and Reading Across the Curriculum, 7th ed. Eds. L ...

(8 pages) 240 0 4.4 Nov/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Mental Health

Discuss theories and/or research relating to why individuals conform.

as they were happy to adjust their estimates to have acceptance within the group. (M Eysenck, 2001)Solomon Asch criticized Sherif's experiment, as it was ambiguous, there was no correct answer apart ...

(10 pages) 237 1 5.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

Conformity

s personality.1. CULTURALThere have been over 20 cross-cultural studies of conformity using ASCH (1956) studies as discussed in part A. ASCH found that students gave the wrong answer on 37% of ...

(4 pages) 174 1 4.3 Sep/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

Comparitive Critique of Doris Lessing's article "Group Minds" and Solomon Asch's experiment.

ape every person's practices, judgments, and beliefs. (Asch 306) In "Opinions and Social Pressure", Solomon Asch examines how individuals tend to conform to a group or majority. He does this by explai ... owledge about conformity to do something about it, yet we choose not to. Although Doris Lessing and Solomon Asch both suggest that people desire independence yet yield to conformity, Asch's experiment ...

(8 pages) 83 0 0.0 Nov/2005

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

Combating Detrimental Social Influences

er own. Scott Plous in The Psychology of Judgment and Decision Making provided a study by scientist Solomon Asch. Asch in his experiment found that "most people rendered at least some judgments that c ...

(6 pages) 129 1 5.0 May/2006

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Management

The Influence Of Social Forces Upon Individuals.

¡¦s opinions, beliefs, attitudes, and actions? This is the question that psychologists Solomon Asch, Stanley Milgram, and Philip Zimbardo set out to answer in their 20th century, highly s ... nd Philip Zimbardo set out to answer in their 20th century, highly scrutinized, social experiments. Solomon Asch¡¦s experimental objective was to determine how much pressure one individua ...

(4 pages) 69 0 3.0 Apr/2001

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

Following The Fold

with thousands of others, unless they were mindlessly following orders from a higher figure. Solomon Asch did another experiment on social influences, with another type of social pressure. Asch ...

(3 pages) 26 0 3.0 Sep/2001

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

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) 1108 0 3.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Law

Social Influence

ous situations may strike people as objectionable as it does imply restrictions on personal freedom.Asch's experimentIn Asch's experiments, a group of people were seated around a table. Of these all b ... hat exerts important effects on the tendency to conform is the size of the group-influencing group. Asch and other early researchers found that conformity increases with group size but only up to thre ...

(47 pages) 555 0 4.1 Nov/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology

Academic Cheating

d here. Studies have been done on academic cheating and the results recorded as far back as 1948 by Solomon Asch. Because the problem of cheating is widespread and increasing, more ways are being inve ...

(6 pages) 37 0 0.0 Jun/2010

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Marketing

Conformity and Obedience

ups'. Lessing's essay helps set the context to understand the experiments that social psychologists Solomon Asch, Stanley Milgram and Philip Zimbardo conducted to explain conformity and obedience. Sol ... in the group, but also the individual's acceptance of authority without question. Works Cited Asch, Solomon. "Opinions and Social Pressure." In L. Behrens & L. J. Rosen (Eds). Writing and Reading ...

(4 pages) 1 0 0.0 May/2013

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

depression

uations as they help others to form positive and good impressions about themselves. 1.3 RESEARCH BY SOLOMON ASH ON CENTRAL AND PERIPHERAL TRAITS IN IMPRESSION FORMATION: Solomon Asch (1946) did pionee ... s, who believed 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 trait ...

(12 pages) 0 0 0.0 Apr/2014

Subjects: Humanities Essays