The Disappearance of Independence in Textbook Coverage of Asch’s Social Pressure Experiments

  title={The Disappearance of Independence in Textbook Coverage of Asch’s Social Pressure Experiments},
  author={Richard A. Griggs},
  journal={Teaching of Psychology},
  pages={137 - 142}
  • R. Griggs
  • Published 4 February 2015
  • Psychology
  • Teaching of Psychology
Asch’s classic social pressure experiments are discussed in almost all introductory and social psychology textbooks. However, the results of these experiments have been shown to be misrepresented in textbooks. An analysis of textbooks from 1953 to 1984 revealed that although most of the responses on critical trials were independent correct ones, textbooks have increasingly over time emphasized the minority conformity responding and deemphasized the majority independent responding. An analysis… 

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