#2686 Overall Influence

Solomon Asch

Polish-American psychologist


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Solomon Eliot Asch was a Polish-American Gestalt psychologist and pioneer in social psychology. He created seminal pieces of work in impression formation, prestige suggestion, conformity, and many other topics. His work follows a common theme of Gestalt psychology that the whole is not only greater than the sum of its parts, but the nature of the whole fundamentally alters the parts. Asch stated: "Most social acts have to be understood in their setting, and lose meaning if isolated. No error in thinking about social facts is more serious than the failure to see their place and function" . Asch is most well known for his conformity experiments, in which he demonstrated the influence of group pressure on opinions. A Review of General Psychology survey, published in 2002, ranked Asch as the 41st most cited psychologist of the 20th century.

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City College of New York

Senior college

City University of New York

Public university system in New York City

Harvard University

Private research university in Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Research university in Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

Columbia University

Private Ivy League research university in New York City

University of Pennsylvania

Private research university in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Brooklyn College

Senior college of the City University of New York, located in Brooklyn

Rutgers University

Multi-campus American public research university in New Jersey, United States

Swarthmore College

Liberal arts college in Swarthmore, Pennsylvania

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#72 World Rank
#8533 World Rank
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Criminal Justice
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Computer Science
#17727 World Rank
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