In addition to this, the participants were undergraduates and therefore more intelligent than the target population. King Solomon was the ruler of ancient Israel who reigned from BC 8. Lessing's essay helps set the context to understand the experiments that social psychologists Solomon Asch, Stanley Milgram and Philip Zimbardo conducted to explain conformity and obedience.
This means that study has low ecological validity and the results cannot be generalized to other real-life situations of conformity. All the participants were male students who all belonged to the same age group.
They were seated around a table such that they could not be suspicious. References: Asch, S.
This means that the research wasn't carried out in an ethical way and so they have caused themselves much criticism. This paper will show how Solomon was thought to be one of the greatest kings of the bible, his contributions on the lively hood of the Israelite people and how he was sent to bring the people into a new type of living for the people of Israel.
If the participant gave an incorrect answer it would be clear that this was due to group pressure. Removing the partner in the middle of the study raised the level of eligibility after they left.
Each one publicly called out which of the three lines was the same lenghts as the standard line.