Compare And Contrast Mori And Arai Conformity Study
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Mori and Arai – Conformity Study
In 1950 Ash used between five to eight confederates to figure out whether people were willing to agree with a majority view that was incorrect.
In 2010 Mori and Arai replicated this study by using 104 Japanese participants with a mix of male and female participants being used. In each group, the majority of the participants wore identical glasses with one participant wearing a different set. This causes them to observe the lines different then the confederates. This further, allowed Mori and Arai to determine whether conformity would occur amongst the individuals. The results then showed that while most females conformed, most men did not conform.
Mori and Arai differ in the sense that they carried out their conformity study amongst…show more content… Examples of obedience in a real life situation would be nurses obeying doctors and children obeying teachers.
An example of a research study into obedience is the Milgram experiment carried out in 1963. The aim of the experiment was to find out why and if people would obey a person of an authority figure even if asked to perform an inhumane action. Milgram took forty males selected from a newspaper advert to participant in his experiment, in which they were paid. The teacher/ subject was then taken to see the Student being attached to the electric shock machine. The participant was then takn to another room and asked to initiate a shock to the participant if they answered the memory test incorrectly. The participant would thn hear reaction from the Student.
The results found that 2/3 of the teachers continued to issue a voltage f 450V, with all the participants continuing on to 300 volts. This allowed Milgram to come to the conclusion that ordinary people will obey that of an authority figure when asked to behave in inhumane way.
Evaluation of Milgram’s