conformity

November 6, 2009 § Leave a comment

i am thinking about the significance of the asch conformity experiments.

 

even if only 1 confederate voices a different opinion, participants are much more likely to resist the urge to conform than when the confederates all agree. This finding illuminates the power that even a small dissenting minority can have. Interestingly, this finding holds whether or not the dissenting confederate gives the correct answer. As long as the dissenting confederate gives an answer that is different from the majority, participants are more likely to give the correct answer.

why difference is essential to a morally liberatory community.

why perfection is death.

why we must speak our truth in all its infinite varieties, variations, discords.

 

 

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