The Asch Conformity Experiment is an exercise in which a group are shown a line called a target line in one box and in an adjacent box three lines of different lengths.
The group are asked to say which of the three lines (A, B or C) is the same length as the target line.
The purpose is to measure how many participants will conform to the majority view, even if it is the wrong answer. Often there are plants who will deliberately give the wrong answer to influence the group (to measure the effect of this). Or for the group to influence an individual test participant.
It was shown that about a third of participants will go along with a majority answer even if it isn't actually what they see.
But more than that, apparently in some cases some peoples' perception will be influenced - i.e. they will visually perceived the wrong answer to be correct if it is what the group are saying.
I think there is a lot to understand here in how cults and LGATs are able to influence people.
It probably also explains why there aren't more people who challenge what is being said and done right there in the seminar - even if it's offensive or disagreeable to them.
There are probably both those who are going along with the herd and those who have actually convinced themselves of the benefits of the seminar. No doubt these will be the ones most likely to sign up for advanced and other courses where I would assume the group influence will be magnified.
Any thoughts from LF or other LGAT veterans?
Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 11/13/2019 11:19PM by StopLGATs.