A few days ago, the staff at WIP released an article on the power of group pressure and social conformity on the decisions we make on a daily basis. Today we examine the principles of the classic Asch conformity experiments in a new setting…inside an elevator.
Monthly Archives: February 2012
Why Do Women Love the Drama? A “Psycho” Analysis
A new study published by Psychological Science, a journal for the Association for Psychological Science, found that a woman becomes more attracted to a man if she is completely uncertain whether or not he likes her. Continue reading
Visual illusion – Albert Einstein and Marilyn Monroe
The Asch Conformity Experiments
Conformity refers to the practice of going along with prevailing social standards or attitudes. In the 1950’s, Solomon Asch conducted a series of experiments in which he studied the willingness of individual subjects to conform to group answers, even when those answers were obviously wrong. Continue reading
What is The Stroop Effect?
Task: Do not read the words above. Instead, say the COLOR of each word in each column, in a loud voice as fast as you can. Continue reading
Love at First Sight? Practical Dating Tips for College Students
Love at first sight might seem like a wonderful thing. One glorious summer day as you walk the hallowed halls of your college campus, a particular hunk or angel catches your eye, tickles your fancy and traps your soul. The feeling stays with you for days, sustaining you in the absence of appetite and sleep. Suddenly it dawns upon you – this is the one. Continue reading