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.” – psycnet.apa.org/psycinfo/1952-00803-001

Weaver’s Paper “Inferring the Popularity of an Opinion From Its Familiarity: A Repetitive Voice Can Sound Like a Chorus” – www.apa.org/pubs/journals/releases/psp-925821.pdf

Charlan Nemeth’s Paper”Devil’s advocate versus authentic dissent: stimulating
quantity and quality” – miwalab.cog.human.nagoya-u.ac.jp/database/paper/2006-10-17.pdf

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