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The power of conformity: How good people do evil things

After World War II, many psychologists wanted to address the question of how it was that people could go along with the evil deeds of fascist regimes.Solomon Asch's experiment alarmingly showed just how easily we conform and how susceptible we are to group influence.People often will not only sacrifice truth and reason to conformity but also their own health and sense of right and wrong. It's the last question of the quiz, and Chloë knows the answer: it's Bolivia. Yes, it's definitely Bolivia....
Tags: Psychology, Germany, Innovation, Oxford, Panama, Bolivia, Shaun, Chloe, Stanley Milgram, Milgram, Zimbardo, Asch, Philip Zimbardo, Solomon Asch, Jonny Thomson, John Darley


How to Ensure Your Social Media Marketing Campaigns Have Social Proof

Whether or not you realize it, social proof is an essential aspect of our everyday lives… And even more so in the online universe. Yet, despite it being a tried and tested method to boost sales and brand awareness, so many companies underutilize social proof in their social media marketing. What is social proof?  The simplest way to explain social proof is with a very popular example… The restaurant experiment: If you’re looking for somewhere to eat, are you going to choose the empty rest...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Business, Sales & Marketing, Starbucks, Right Now, Solomon Asch, Starbucks Instagram, YouTube Social, Instagram Host, Kristina Žiaukė


We need disagreeable people to fix our dishonest institutions

Eric Weinstein is a mathematician, economist and managing director of Thiel Capital.In a recent interview with Rebel Wisdom, Weinstein spoke about the origins of the Intellectual Dark Web, and his theory of how our institutions are plagued by an "embedded growth obligation."Disagreeable people, Weinstein says, could help institutions correct themselves. None We are living in a fever dream from which we cannot wake up, and it is because we cannot figure out whom to trust, says Eric Weinstein, a m...
Tags: Psychology, Corruption, Politics, Media, Society, Innovation, Eric Weinstein, Don, Weinstein, IDW, Stanley Milgram, Wile, Milgram, Solomon Asch, Thiel Capital In, Thiel Capital This


7 Marketing Psychology Tips to Improve Your Business Marketing

Marketing is the bridge between your product or service and your consumers. Without marketing, products and services exist in a vacuum. According to Eric Samson, a marketer’s success is: contingent on their ability to influence customer behaviors which makes doing marketing an exercise in consumer psychology. Considering how important marketing is, businesses should be doing everything they can to improve their marketing strategy and techniques. But where should you start? Here are 7 fundamenta...
Tags: Psychology, Apple, Facebook, Advertising, Marketing, Sales, Consumer Behavior, HubSpot, University Of Southern California, Forbes, Framing, Consumer Psychology, Morgan, Lee, Brigham Young University, Daniel Kahneman


Become A Rebel And Boost Your Career

Harvard Business School professor Francesca Gino firmly believes that being a rebel with a cause will boost your career and enrich you personally. The professor conducted a study of more than 1000 employees and found that less than 10% worked at companies that encouraged challenging the status quo. According to her “when this happens, workers and their organisations both pay a price”. The price is decreased engagement, productivity and innovation. Apparently the pressure to conform also increase...
Tags: Career, Blog, Creativity, Innovation, Gino, Harvard Business School, Francesca Gino, Rebel, Alternative thinking, Solomon Asch


7 Things Leaders Can Do to be Refreshingly Different

A few weeks ago I was jamming to the radio while traveling to a meeting. Paused at a stoplight, I glanced at the car to my right. The driver met my eyes, shook his head, and made the cuckoo gesture. I smiled and kept on singing. Had this situation occurred early on in my personal journey, I would have responded very differently. Feeling silly, self-conscious, and embarrassed, I would have prayed for the red light to be short. Social convention—the law of opinion as philosopher John Locke calls ...
Tags: Leadership, Locke, John Locke, Leadership Development, Audre Lorde, Solomon Asch, Conformity, Doing What is Right, Spiral Of Silence, Elisabeth Noelle Neumann


Why You Shouldn't Look the Other Way: One Big Reason to Stand Up for Yourself and Others

In 1964, Kitty Genovese was on her way home from work in New York City when she was attacked, raped, and eventually killed by Winston Moseley. The New York Times subsequently reported that thirty-seven neighbors had witnessed and heard her attack -- that Moseley had left her bleeding on the entrance of her building and driven away, before coming back to stab her repeatedly and then rape her -- but nobody had intervened or called the police. Why? Well, this is called the "bystander effect" -- it...
Tags: New York City, New York Times, Huffington Post, Joe, Don, Kitty, Kitty Genovese, Moseley, Stanley Milgram, Helena Bala, Winston Moseley, Solomon Asch, Craigslist Confessional