4B Post Assessment

Presented by Haven Winstead

Asch (Line Experiment)

In a group, no matter what kind, there is a level of conformity. I have a small group of friends, but even within that small group there is conformity. Asch's Line Experiment proves that people are wiling to go beyond their beliefs in order to comply with a group of people. For example: My friends, Ali and Austin, and I were in Greenville. We were trying to decide on a place to eat; and they were set on Chick Filet. Honestly, I didn't want to go eat there but I didn't want to be the odd-ball or be difficult. Group-think is also present in this experiment. Group-think is when that individuals get so consumed y the group that they lose a sense of individuality.

Zimbardo (Prison Experiment)

Group-polarization is when a individuals are put into a group while undergoing a situation. Within that period; the group tends to have an overriding attitude towards a situation. When that attitude has enhanced or strengthens; group-polarization has taken place. In Zimbardo's Prison Experiment individuals were randomly assigned the role of prisoner, or guard. Over a course of time they began to "become" their roles. For ethical reasons this experiment was cut short. I believe that within a group of friends; there are roles other than individuality itself. Once an individual is consumed by that role; it changes there attitude and at times behavior. For example: Ali & Austin are a couple but I am friends with both of them. My roles consist of friend, counselor and at times peace maker. This causes my attitude to alternate between them.

Milgram (Obedience Experiment)

Milgram executed an experiment involving obedience on authority. He constructed an experiment that measured willingness of participants to take part and obey orders that went against their personal morals. My friends and I go through struggles everyday of our lives. One of them is going to school everyday and dealing with some ignorant individuals. We usually would say something to the individual out of defense, however; when it's adult and you have no "jurisdiction", you have to bite your tongue. It saddens me that adults can treat students in such ways and there is nothing students can do about it. We obey because we don't want to get in trouble and defending are selves is a waste of time.

F.A.E & Self-Serving Bias

F.A.E (fundamental attribution error) is when an observer underestimates the situation and overestimates the individual. This term can intertwine with self-serving bias. This term defines as the aspect of "if it's a success, it's because of me. If it's a failure, it's because of someone or something else." They go hand in hand, and are not that rare in today's society. Like stated above, Ali and Austin are couple. When discussing a conflict they came in contact in within their relationship--they tend to make the opposite person a lot more at fault than the situation it self. Self-serving bias takes place when they say, "he did this, she did that..it's her fault." They make where the problem is the other ones fault. This happens quite often between relationships, friendships, and daily contact with humans.