Internet Replication of the Asch Line Judgment Task: Virtual Social Pressure
Adam D. Burpee


     Social influence, first demonstrated in the Asch Line Test, has been shown to apply to real-life situations, under many conditions.  With the advent of electronic communication over the Internet, the question arose of the validity of Asch's findings in a virtual social setting. A difference was hypothesized between the percentage of correct answers a subject would give when the virtual confederates gave the correct answer, and the percentage of correct answers a subject would give when the virtual confederates gave an obviously incorrect answer.  Significance was found for the comparison of subject responses during critical and non-critical trials.
 




Interesting Related Links:

Definitions and explanations:
http://www.science.wayne.edu/~wpoff/cor/grp/influenc.html

The instrument used -this is a simulation- do not be fooled into thinking this is real:
http://www.aspectnet.com/psych/

How not to conform:
http://www.harley-davidson.com/home.asp

A great guy:
http://www.anselm.edu/internet/psych/finn.html

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