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As other passengers follow behind him the man finds all of them oddly facing the back wall.
The man in the trench coat rubs his face and nose in confusion at the other passengers.
“He looks at his watch, but he’s really making an excuse for turning just a little bit more toward the wall.” In the 1960s, social conformity experiments got all the laughs.
And what better environment to conduct these psychology experiments than in an elevator recorded by the “But it’s hard to get at systematically.” Wosmek and colleagues at Bethany Lutheran College replicated the elevator experiment in 2011, and found similar awkward situations seen in the 1962 clip.
People turned around to match the other passengers without question, while others confusedly asked if there was a second door that opened.
Polish psychologist Solomon Asch developed the series of studies in the 1950s, investigating how individuals succumbed to or defied a majority group, and the effects of such behavior.Perhaps the crew in the elevator turn multiple directions in the elevator—each time the doors open, the young man has also turned to face the same way.