Conformity as a function of experimentally induced minority and majority competence


Journal Article

Two levels of minority competence and four levels of majority competence were induced by means of bogus feedback on 10 nonpressure perceptual trials. On the ensuing 15 conformity pressure trials it was found that high competent minority Ss conformed less than low competent Ss, and there was a direct relationship between the conformity behavior of the minority Ss and the number of purportedly high competent subjects in the majority. © 1968, Psychonomic Journals. All rights reserved.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Costanzo, PR; Reitan, HT; Shaw, ME

Published Date

  • January 1, 1968

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 10 / 10

Start / End Page

  • 329 - 330

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0033-3131

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.3758/BF03331545

Citation Source

  • Scopus