sherif et al evaluation

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  • Robbers Cave experiment: Sherif et al Evaluation
    • Ecological Validity
      • High- in the boys real life setting of a summer camp
    • Generalisability
      • Low, limited sample of white middle aged boys - cant generalise to women or adults
    • Experimental Validity
      • high, realistic set up of summer camp. demand chs unlikely as boys didnt know in exp
    • Ethics
      • protection of pps broken as boys calling names and violence. likely  they were caused psychological harm
    • Contradictory study
      • Tyreman + spencer
        • Observed an annual scout camp. similar conditions but didnt lead to prejudice


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