Social psychology classes were always my favorite classes when I was in college. In one class, we once watched a number of old experiments and tv clips showcasing various human behavior patterns. This old “Candid Camera” clip of people’s conforming behavior on an elevator has remained an all-time favorite of mine. Apologies for the picture quality below, but if you click through you can watch the video and enjoy it for yourself. Hilarious!
This power of authority study always disturbed me.