martes, 17 de enero de 2012

The psychology of conformity: The Asch Experiment

In 1950s, when a social psychology pioneer Solomon Asch, known today as the Asch conformity experiments. Among them, in my opinion, is this one. The famous elevator experiment, originally conducted as a part of a 1962 Candid Camera episode titled “Face the Rear.”

Solomon Asch thought that the majority of people would not conform to something obviously wrong, but the results showed that 25% of the participants did not conform on any trial. 75% conformed at least once, and 5% conformed every time (37% conformity over subjects averaged across the critical trials). Asch suggested that this reflected poorly on factors such as education, which he thought must over-train conformity.Others have argued that it is rational to use other people's judgments as evidence.
Lo interesante del estudio es comprender como el entorno marca nuestra forma de actuar. Según Asch existen dos tipos de personas, las dependientes y las independientes.

¿Será tan sencillo?. Nos ponemos la etiqueta de uno u otro y listo.

En mi humilde opinión NO.

¿Qué has aprendido?

Un abrazo


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