What could we possibly learn from candid camera?

What could we possibly learn from candid camera?

Allan Gray

We learn that humans by their nature tend to conform.

There’s a great example, filmed by Candid Camera in 1962, which you can find on YouTube. The Candid Camera team waited until an unsuspecting member of the public entered a lift and then at the next floor some actors entered. The actors didn’t do what most of us do and face the lift doors. Instead they faced the rear of the lift.

In most cases, the member of the public found it so uncomfortable to do the opposite to what everyone else was doing that they chose to turn around and face the rear as well.

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