Review of Philosophy and Psychology

, Volume 4, Issue 4, pp 751–764

Conformorality. A Study on Group Conditioning of Normative Judgment

  • Chiara Lisciandra
  • Marie Postma-Nilsenová
  • Matteo Colombo

DOI: 10.1007/s13164-013-0161-4

Cite this article as:
Lisciandra, C., Postma-Nilsenová, M. & Colombo, M. Rev.Phil.Psych. (2013) 4: 751. doi:10.1007/s13164-013-0161-4


How does other people’s opinion affect judgments of norm transgressions? In our study, we used a modification of the famous Asch paradigm (1951, 1955) to examine conformity in the moral domain. The question we addressed was how peer group opinion alters normative judgments of scenarios involving violations of moral, social, and decency norms. The results indicate that even moral norms are subject to conformity, especially in situations with a high degree of social presence. Interestingly, the degree of conformity can distinguish between different types of norms.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Chiara Lisciandra
    • 1
  • Marie Postma-Nilsenová
    • 2
  • Matteo Colombo
    • 3
  1. 1.Munich Center for Mathematical PhilosophyLMU MunichMunichGermany
  2. 2.Department of Communication and Information SciencesTilburg UniversityTilburgThe Netherlands
  3. 3.Tilburg Center for Logic and Philosophy of ScienceTilburg UniversityTilburgThe Netherlands

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