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Researchers argue that one of the reasons some people have power over others is that individuals are so quick to conform. Several classic studies, including the Asch Studies, help to illustrate this idea. Watch the following video about the Asch Studies, and think about the “real-life” implications. Then watch the next video which is a more modern conformity experiment, and think about the “real-life” implications of this experiment.
After watching the videos, answer the below questions:
- From your perspective, taken together, what are some “real-life” implications of these studies?
- In your opinion, how might conformity play a role in the workplace?
- In your opinion, how can an awareness of this information help you in the workplace?
- One could argue that these are just silly experiments taking place in a somewhat controlled setting but that such conformity would not take place in the real world. In your opinion, do you agree or disagree? Why?