Listening – the Asch experiment. Practise listening skills at upper-intermediate level. In this post you will find a video, together with a listening task.
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Listening – the Asch experiment
Here is a short video about one of the most famous experiments in the history of psychology – the Asch experiment.
Before you start listening check some vocabulary.
Vocabulary from the listening:
take part in – to participate
a participant – a person taking part in a competition, an experiment, a test
conformity – adapting / adjusting to the group / to some rules
conform to the group – adapt to the group, do the same as the others
go along with – to agree with somebody, follow, and behave the same
Listening task. Watch the video about the Asch experiment and answer the questions from the table. You will find the answers below.
|How many participants were there in the experiment?|
What was the aim of the experiment?
What was the instruction for the participant?
What was the role of actors?
| Why do we conform to the rules? |
Listening – answers:
- only one participant
- to show how group conformity works
- to indicate which line is equal in length / is the same
- actors were supposed to give the wrong answers
- we are social creatures and we want to be liked