Conformity or resistance: How do we handle change?
The key to this 7th grade science project is to set up a staged situation that challenges the experience or beliefs of the participant, in order to determine whether he or she will behave in a manner that is consistent with the group's. It is important to clarify that each of us holds a set of values or beliefs that are deeply seated in our lives, and which would require extraordinary conditions for us to violate them. We may even be willing to die for them. This experiment focuses on challenging belief systems or thoughts that are of less significance to us, such as the color of clothes that we are willing or not willing to wear, or the fact that Sacramento is the capital of California.