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Social Inf studies

All key studies for Social Influence AQA Psych

Jenness Participants guessing the number of beans in a jar would change their second guess to be closer to the group estimate
Asch Participants conformed to confederates and said the wrong answer in a simple line-matching task 33% of the time
Asch variations Changed the difficulty of the task, the group size, the unanimity of the majority and whether they answered out loud or in private
Zimbardo Created a fake prison environment at Stanford University to see if student participants would conform to their roles
Milgram Got 65% of participants to 'shock' a confederate to 450Vs, just because of the presence of an authority figure in a lab coat
Milgram variations Changed the proximity of the authority and victim, tried with and without the lab coat, and moved the experiment to a run-down office
Hofling Studied obedience in real life hospital, where 21/22 nurses broke strict rules because an unknown doctor told them to over the phone
Adorno Created the Authoritarian Personality explanation of obedience, claiming some are just more likely to be obey because of their parents
Elms & Milgram Discovered that obedient participants in the original shock study were likely to have a higher F score
Avtgis Discovered that people with a high internal locus of control were significantly less likely to be persuaded, influenced or to conform - compared to high external LoC
Moscovici Found that a consistent minority (8%) were significantly more influential than an inconsistent one (1%) in a colour perception test
Nemeth & Brilmayer Jurors were more likely to be influenced by a confederate juror who was willing to compromise over the level of compensation given to the victim
Created by: SBlakeley
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