Revolutionary Psychology Experiments That Are As Crazy As Their Results

The Need to Fit In

19. The Need to Fit In

If there is one common feeling other than basic needs that humans feel, it is the need to fit in. The Asch experiment was a series of experiments conducted in the 1950s to see if people could resist the temptation to conform to a social group.

The study involved a group of actors placed along with the participant in a room. When asked which the longest line from an image was, all the actors correctly pointed out a line. More often, this made the unsuspecting participant to choose the incorrect line as well.

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