Solomon Asch (1907-1996) was a world-renowned and prestigious American psychologist due to his pioneering work in social psychology. He was the inspirer of the controversial psychologist Stanley Milgram, whom he directed in his doctoral thesis at Harvard University. He also cooperated with Herman Witkin and inspired many ideas of the Theory of Cognitive Style.
Solomon Asch quotes
The human mind is an organ for the discovery of truths and not falsehoods.
Most social acts must be understood in their environment and lose meaning if they are isolated. No mistake in thinking about social facts is more serious than not seeing their place and function.
The tendency to conformity in our society is so strong that reasonably intelligent and well-intentioned young people are willing to call white blank. This is a cause for concern. It raises questions about our forms of education and about the values that guide our behavior.
There are unavoidable moral dimensions of human existence. It follows that the investigation must take that proposal into account. However, psychologists are among the most determined opponents of this statement, predictably in the name of what they consider science.
Famous phrases of psychology