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The Asch Paradigm

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The Asch Paradigm studies on how the group has an effect on a person behavior through influences on beliefs and opinions. The experiment begins with three different lengths of lines on one card and on the other card, has one line which shares the same length to one of three lines. The group consists of several participates and out of ninety percent of them were actors, who knew about the experiment and not the subject. Each person then took turns to call out which one of the three lines shares the same length as the one on the other card. All of the participates chose the same correct lines including the subject. This went on until the experiment reaches to the third out of the eighteenth trials where the actors began to call out the incorrect
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