Find out about unexpected outcomes of social experiments

Read about some bold social experiments which finished unexpectedly, pushing us to interesting considerations and, probably, made this world a better one.

Scientists and big brands are fond of running social experiments to subject people to the glare of truth. It happens, participants act beyond the rules, their actions are illogical which makes even best psychologists wonder.

8. What can unite people of different minds?

Plan: 3 pairs of strangers are going to a warehouse. They interact, following the instructions of building some construction and asking each other questions, invented by the organizers. At the end of the experiment each participant learns that his work-fellow is his ideological opponent. Each of them decides whether they are ready to get to know more about the partner while further conversation or over a bottle of beer. This experiment was a part of Heineken advertising company.

Result: 3 pairs participated in the experiment - supporter and antagonist of global warming idea. A feminist woman and a man of conservative mind, transgender and a man, speaking against gender reassignment. Despite drastically opposite opinions and uncomplying attitude to people with different opinion, in the end, all participants remained to get to know better their partner and learn more about another point of view.

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What are your thoughts on this subject?
Jo-Carol Ropp
When forced to cooperate, even peeps with very different views can communicate. Much harder when anonymous, as reflected in online social media communications.
Jan 12, 2018 5:14PM
Andy Andrews
Just proves how easily people are manipulated. When governments do it for the own ends 1984/brave new world is just around the corner.
Feb 23, 2020 6:27PM
Michael Johnston talk then have a beer then talk some more' then talk about more beer.
Nov 20, 2019 3:23AM
Ilias Tsiabardas
Those things they have to be teached at the earlier time at the kindergartens in Order to Create the Write mentality in the Early stages of they're lives, in Order to Create a better world
Aug 5, 2019 9:37PM
Maqsood Baluch
INTERESTING THANKS, wishing such exemplary support becomes available in our country Pakistan, surely will reduce anxiety and poverty.thanks.
Jun 19, 2019 1:39PM
Victor Hugo Nuño
That’s what we need right now
Mar 2, 2018 7:43PM
Raymond Villamor
Know other points of view.
Feb 19, 2018 7:17PM
Jacqueline Tattam
The blue eyed/brown eyed experiment was done to reveal the insidious effects of inequality based on discrimination and prejudice.
Feb 3, 2018 10:36AM
Jim Blanton
Give a little, take a little and make a little progress!
Jan 29, 2018 12:51PM
Romy Romero
very good managements tools if applied it right
Jan 16, 2018 11:27AM
Patty Ludwig
Very interesting
Jan 13, 2018 6:45PM
David Roy
Love it
Jan 13, 2018 6:40PM
Gautam Shiv Vir
Very interesting
Jan 13, 2018 2:44PM
Viswanathan Subramanyam
Interesting info.
Jan 13, 2018 12:39PM
Kathy Phillips
very interesting
Jan 13, 2018 10:31AM
Janice Bishop-Magoon
Interesting. However I am surprised to know that an experiment had to be done to prove #7.
Jan 13, 2018 9:44AM

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