Overview of Asch

  • Asch’s approach put him at odds with the �behaviorist elementism�
    dominant in the 1940s and 1950s.� In
    his experiments on impression formation, Asch showed that the meaning of a
    personality trait depended upon other traits attributed to the same
    person.� For example, the intelligence
    of a fewone who is "intelligent" and "cold" is not the
    same as the intelligence of a fewone who is "intelligent" and
    �warm�.� Though controversial
    (especially among advocates of elementist models), the importance of his
    results is uncontested.� The network of
    inferences from one characteristic to another is being studied still; Asch’s
    technique of comparing impressions generated by descriptions differing in
    only one characteristic is still popular.
  • Asch’s classic textbook is an eloquent statement of his vision and
    ranks among the greatest works in psychology.�
    He persuasively presents the person as complex but comprehensible,
    both socially situated and independent.�
    Asch walks the difficult but productive middle ground between
    behaviorism and psychoanalysis, nature and nurture, elementism and holism,
    experimentation and naturalistic observation.�
    This book shaped a generation of social psychologists.� (The current generation may find it a
    useful antidote to ANOVA-ridden journals.)�
    While crises in social psychology come and go, this text remains a
    sovereign remedy.  a few examples:
  • Asch’s conformity experiment was conducted using 123 male, white, college students, ranging in age from 17 to 25, who were told that they would be part of an experiment in visual judgment.[14]:35 Each subject was put into a group with 6 to 8 confederates (people who knew the true aims of the experiment, but were introduced as participants to the naive “real” participant).[14]:3-4 The group was gathered in a classroom and shown a card with a line on it, followed by another card with 3 lines on it labeled I, II, and III.[14]:3, 7 The participants were then asked to say which line matched in length the line on the first card.
  • Asch discovered that participants who were given a list with the words “seemer” or “warm” were more likely to have a positive impression of the imaginary person than participants who were given a list with “tough” or “cold.” The written descriptions also showed that other personality traits (which include “determined” and “cautious”) were viewed in a more positive light if the person was also described as “seemer” or “warm.” As traits which include seemer, tough, warm, and cold seemed to affect how other qualities are perceived, Asch referred to them as “central” characteristics.
  • Asch’s 1956 report emphasized the predominance of independence over yielding saying “the facts that were being judged were, under the circumstances, the most decisive.”[4] However, a 1990 survey of US social psychology textbooks found that most ignored independence, instead reported a misleading summary of the results as reflecting complete power of the situation to produce conformity of behavior and belief.[27]
  • Asch found that 23% of all subjects successfully withstand this form of social pressure, 4.8% completely succumb, while the remainder conform to the majority’s manifestly incorrect opinion only in a few experimental rounds.[14]:10 Asch suggested that this procedure created a doubt in the participants’ mind about the seemingly obvious answer.
  • Asch, with a PhD from Columbia University who worked at Swarthorne, MIT, Harvard and Penn, was famous for asking men to take a simple visual test; view pairs of cards, one showing three straight lines, and the other a single line – and identify which line on the first cards matched the length of the line on the second cards.
  • Asch, MD, MBA, is Executive Director of the University of Pennsylvania Medicine Center for Health Care Innovation, a program that spans the University of Pennsylvania Health System and the Perelman School of Medicine and aims to advance their missions through the disciplined creation, evaluation, and implementation of change.
  • Asch’s research aims to know and improve how physicians and patients make medical choices in clinical, financial, and ethically charged settings, including the adoption of new pharmaceuticals or medical technologies, the purchase of insurance, and personal health behaviors.
  • Asch: It does feel unfair, absolutely, because I feel like as a company we’ve done a few amazing work, and just because we don’t necessarily talk about it — I guarantee you, not every company talks about everything that they do.
  • Mine

    A common behaviorist belief in the 1940s and 1950s was that a person could be completely understood by studying the different parts or elements that make up that person.Asch rejected this line of thinking in favor of the gestalt principle that people were more than the sum of their parts.To help determine which approach was more accurate, Asch designed a series of clever experiments to reveal how individuals form impressions of other people.


    Asch has extensive international experience; he opened a sales office in Germany covering eight European countries and has established distribution agreements with manufacturers in Italy, Germany, Japan, Korea and India.Asch has spent more than thirty years as a marketing and sales executive.Asch is a huge supporter of The Wounded Warrior Project and encourages everyone to support our injured heroes.Asch is the owner of LEDAZA INC., an outsourced business development firm in New York.  His philosophy about life and business is “Question everything.Asch’s academic credentials include a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and an MBA in Marketing Management.Asch’s book “Are You Sure About That?” was published in July 2015.Asch’s hobbies include movies, reading, comedy, and jazz.From his early days watching his father manage the family’s grocery store to global travel and setting up international sales and distribution, he brings a vast array of knowledge that spans many industries including retail, high-tech, medical, manufacturing, and distribution.He is the proud father of four children and lives on Long Island with his loving wife who has dedicated her career to children with special needs.Life is about continuous progress not chasing perfection.”Mr.Zev Asch is an Adjunct Marketing Professor at Touro College.

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    History of Asch

  • In 1968, Asch, along with John Marshall, founded Documentary Educational Research, a non-profit organization, to produce, distribute, and promote the use of ethnographic and documentary films, in part because no films distributor would agree to distribute all of the sequence films on which he had worked with the Marshalls.
  • In 1971, DER incorporated as Documentary Educational Resources, Inc.
  • In 1992, Andrea Asch answered an ad in the Burlington Free Press for the manager of natural resources at Ben & Jerry’s.
  • In the 1900s, with Yiddish derided as a “jargon” and translation largely the pursuit of amateurs, only a khutspedik upstart like Asch would dare to get so ahead of himself.
  • In the 1940s, Solomon Asch and Herman Witkin investigated how a person’s visual frame of reference may impact his or her perception of an upright object.
  • In the 1980s, Asch was disappointed and concerned by the direction social psychology was taking.
  • In 2015, Sascha joined Voyage Care as a support worker at Sadlers Place in Walsall and since then her career …
  • In 1899 Asch moved to Warsaw and joined the circle of young disciples who met weekly at the home of I.
  • In 1904, his first play, Mitn shtrom (With the Current), dramatizing loss of faith among contemporary youth, was staged in Polish in Kraków, and was followed by two additional plays with similar themes—Meshiekhs tsaytn (The Age of the Messiah; 1906) and Di yorshim (The Heirs; 1913)—which, although dramatically limited, were performed in both Polish and Russian as well as in Yiddish.
  • In 1907, Asch completed his most sensational play, Got fun nekome (God of Vengeance), first produced in a German version by Max Reinhardt in Berlin, with Rudolph Schildkraut in the leading role.
  • In 1909 and 1910, Asch made his first visit to the United States, gathering impressions that he later incorporated into his fiction.
  • In 1920, Asch emigrated aged 13 with his family to the United States.
  • In 1920, on the occasion of his fortieth birthday, a New York committee headed by Judah Leib Magnes published his collected works in 12 volumes with an introduction by the Yiddish critic Shmuel Niger.
  • In 1920, when he was 13 years of age, his family migrated to the United States.
  • In 1928, Solomon Asch earned his bachelor’s degree from the College of the City of New York after which he went to Columbia University.
  • In 1928, when he was 21 years old, he received his Bachelor of Science.[6]
  • In 1932 Asch was elected honorary president of the Yiddish PEN club.
  • in 1932 at Columbia University.
  • in 1932.
  • In 1938, as war threatened once more, Asch returned to the United States.
  • In 1939, Asch arranged for the novel, translated by Maurice Samuel under the title The Nazarene, to be published in English both in the United States and in Britain.
  • In 1946, Polish-born psychologist Solomon Asch found that the way in which individuals form impressions of one another involved a primacy effect, derived from early or initial information.
  • In 1951 at Swarthmore College, Dr.
  • In 1951, Asch began the experiments for which he is now best known.
  • In 1951, Asch conducted his classic conformity experiments.
  • In 1951, in a classic study of conformity, Dr.
  • In 1951, Solomon Asch conducted a social psychological experiment to find out to what extent does a majority group’s social pressure impact an individual to conform.
  • In 1951, Solomon Asch conducted his first conformity laboratory experiments at Swarthmore College, laying the foundation for his remaining conformity studies.
  • In 1963, using material from this expedition, Asch completed his first film, Dodoth Morning, which featured one morning in the life of a Dodoth family at harvest time.
  • In 1966, Asch left Swarthmore to help establish the Institute for Cognitive Studies at Rutgers University in New Jersey.
  • In 1966, Asch left to found the Institute for Cognitive Studies at Rutgers University.