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Crutchfield’s Experiment

Experimentation: CRUTCHFIELD


Observe the effect on private to public conformity


  • Participants placed in booths of their own in a private atmosphere
  • Asked to agree and disagree
  • Aware of answer of others too – after they had been manipulated by the experimenter


Conformity changed depending on task


Conformity varied depending on the task. This suggests that difficulty was a factor, regardless whether it is public or private.

Social Norms

  • Behaviour within society
  • What we follow.
  • Patterns of behaviour of certain group
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