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1. In 1951 a social psychologist conducted a series of studies around conformity. His name has become synonymous with conformity experiments. What is it?
2. In the well known 1950s conformity studies, one test subject was placed in a situation where actors lied about something that they saw. What was it?
3. In the 1950s perception studies, on average what percentage of test subjects conformed to the group, went against what they actually saw, and gave at least one incorrect answer? The answer may surprise you.
4. In the 1950s conformity studies there were factors that helped to decrease how often a test subject went along with the group. What was one of those factors?
5. Stanley Milgram was a social psychologist who was heavily influenced by the conformity experiments and conducted studies of his own on a related topic. What do you think it was?
6. Which television channel, that you might associate with wildlife shows, ran a show called "Brain Games" and tested the conformity theory in a doctor's office?
7. A British television show ran a segment called "Dangerous Conformity" that involved a life-threatening situation. From the answers below, what do you think that was?
8. Thinking about the power of social conformity, when participants in the "Dangerous Conformity" experiment were confronted with danger and all the actors did nothing to react to the event, do you think most test subjects fled the situation?
9. A real-life tragedy in the UK in which a number of people lost their lives influenced the "Dangerous Conformity" experiment. The tragedy took place in a well-known retail shop. What was it?
10. What do you think the name of the term is that describes the tendency for people to go along with other's behaviors, styles or attitudes?
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