What is Asch experiment in Psychology?

  • This refers to the psychological experiment conducted by Polish psychologist Solomon Asch to explore whether individuals change their behaviour in order to conform with a larger group. Asch asked participants to compare the lengths of lines on a card and provide the right answers to his questions.
  • At the same time, the participants were surrounded by actors who were asked beforehand to deliberately provide the wrong answers in order to confuse the participants.
  • Most participants were found to provide the wrong answers to obvious questions on many instances, proving that individuals can feel group pressure.


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