THUNK – 61. On Nonconformity

Unity is strength, but sometimes it leads to mobs or worse. Learn how to fight your brain’s urge to conform!

-Links for the Curious-

Asch’s Paper “Effects of group pressure upon the modification and distortion of judgments.” –

Weaver’s Paper “Inferring the Popularity of an Opinion From Its Familiarity: A Repetitive Voice Can Sound Like a Chorus” –

Charlan Nemeth’s Paper”Devil’s advocate versus authentic dissent: stimulating
quantity and quality” –

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