RE: Words and memes: criteria for acceptance of new belief or meme

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    Keith said:

    >There are papers by Zimbardo from Stanford (now president of the
    >American Psychological Association) that are directly on this topic.
    >It looks like the mechanism is more one of resistance to social
    >pressure than learned. I am trying to remember the name associated
    >with that test of resistance to social pressure where most of the
    >group acts a shills and one person is given the choice of going
    >against the group which insists the longer line on a slide is
    >shorter or the other way around.

    Millgram? It wasn't a long queue or a short queue, but numbers of
    dots on paper IIRC, and administering electric shocks.


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