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Lecture 19

Lecture 19

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Department
Psychology
Course
PSY100H1
Professor
Michael Inzlicht
Semester
Winter

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Psychology Lecture 19 November 26 Social Psychology Uncertainty and Social Norms - When situations are ambiguous and were not sure what to do or what is right, we rely upon others to make these judgments, and we come to believe in these judgments Sherifs studies of the autokinetic effect - The autokinetic effect is an optical illusion: in a dark room, a single point of light will, after a period of time, appear to move back and forth. How far does the light move? Asch study of comparing the lines: - 75% of time people conform at some point - 13 of time people conform at any given time The power of groups How many people does it take to get us to conform? - From 3 to 16, people will conform. Increasing the size beyond three doesnt r
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