Psychology in Action
Psychology in ActionPsychology in Action Part V
The following research personal derives from Solomon Asch's conformity study. The study reflects how human subjects conform to the majority social influence of their peers. The study design was in a controlled laboratory experiment. The following proposal is to determine if subjects will decrease or increase the level of conformity outside a controlled environment.
Psychology in Action Part V
There are benefits of a controlled laboratory experiment which researches control the variables such as Asch's Opinions and Social Pressures study. The study does have further questions and follow-up studies to determine the magnitude of conformity as a social phenomenon. The social phenomenon of group conformity in a controlled environment has provided further issues to examine. Even though conformity may not increase outside a controlled environment, subjects may conform more outside a controlled environment because subjects conform easily inside a controlled environment.
Subject: Research proposal
Research Question: Will subjects be more willing to conformity outside a controlled environment?
Thesis: Even though conformity may not increase outside of a controlled environment, subjects may conform more outside a controlled environment because subjects conform easily inside a controlled environment.
Proposed Research Topic: Will subjects be more willing to conformity outside a controlled environment?
Asch, S. E. (1955) claimed subjects would yield to conformity once influenced by the majority of their peers. The possible situation to be determined is the possibility of conformity increasing outside of a controlled environment. Viewing the subjects outside the controlled environment with member of their peer groups will allow for a realistic picture.
The realistic environment will...