Accession Number:

AD0263779

Title:

STUDIES IN CONFORMITY AND YIELDING. X. THE INFLUENCE OF A DISTORTED NORM UPON JUDGMENTS OF CHILDREN AND ADULTS

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CALIFORNIA UNIV BERKELEY

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Report Date:

1960-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

1.0

Abstract:

Groups of college students and of ten to twelve year old children of similar background were tested for disposition to yield to a distorted group norm which conflicted with the physically right-appearing answer in a series of visual discrimination problems. Under control conditions, the girls were somewhat less accurate than the other groups,--boys, college men and college women. Under experimental conditions, all groups showed significantly greater yielding score means and variabilities than did controls. Children yielded more than the adults, but the difference between age groups was less impressive than the sex difference. The causes of the observed sex difference are hypothesized to lie in the differential training given b ys and girls in our society. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE