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Solomon Asch (1426)

Interests
Personality and social psychology, experimental psychology
Nationality
Polish-American
Born
1907, Warsaw, Poland
Short Biography
Solomon Eliot Asch (September 14, 1907 – February 20, 1996) was an American Gestalt psychologist and pioneer in social psychology. He created seminal pieces of work in impression formation, prestige suggestion, conformity, and many other topics in social ... Show more | More at Wikipedia
Education
  • BS (Literature and Science), City College, New York, 1928
  • MA Columbia University, 1930
  • PhD Columbia University, 1932
Appointments & Honors
  • Instructor and Assistant Professor, Brooklyn College, 1932-41
  • Associate Professor, New School for Social Research, 1944-7
  • Professor, Swarthmore College, 1947-66
  • Professor, Institute for Cognitive Studies, Rutgers State University, 1966-72
  • Professor, University of Pennsylvania, 1972-9
  • APA Distinguished Scientific Contribution Award, 1967
Principal Publications
  • 1946 Forming impressions of personality. Journal ofAbnormal Social Psychology, 41, 258-90.
  • 1948 Studies in space orientation: 1. Perception of the upright with displaced visual fields. Journal of Experimental Psychology, 38, 325-37 (with H. A. Witkin).
  • 1948 Studies in space orientation: II. Perception of the upright with displaced visual fields and with body tilted. Journal of Experimental Psychology, 38, 455-77 (with H. A. Witkin).
  • 1948 Studies in space orientation: III. Perception of the upright in the absence of a visual field. Journal ofExperimental Psychology, 38, 603-14 (with H. A. Witkin).
  • 1948 Studies in space orientation: IV. Further experiments on perception of the upright with displaced visual fields. Journal of Experimental Psychology, 38, 762-82 (with H. A. Witkin).
  • 1952 Social Psychology. Prentice-Hall (Oxford University Press, 1987).
  • 1955 Opinions and social pressure. Scientific American, 193, 31-5.