Sherrif Robbers' Cave Study Describe and Evaluate

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  • Sherrif Study Describe and Evaluate
    • Evaluate
      • Generalisability
        • Low because no females, no one not 11 years old, no one not from Oklahoma
      • Reliability
        • High because of careful design e.g. matched pairs, timings
      • Application
        • High because the results can be used to prevent and remove hostility in real world e.g. football teams, Hutus and Tootsies
      • Validity
        • Construct high because they believed that the conflict would occur
        • Ecological high because camp is not an unusual setting for young boys
        • Experimental high because the participants were unware of the study
        • High ebcause cause and effect proved
      • Ethics
        • Informed consent (from parents), right to withdraw, competence
        • Deception (necessary) and no debrief
    • Describe
      • Aim
        • To test Social Identity Theory
        • To investigate in group and out group dynamics
      • Procedure
        • 22 boys aged 11 from protestant families in Oklahoma. Sorted into 2 groups with matched pairs.
        • Stage 1: two groups formed separately and hierarchies formed (became in groups)
        • Stage 2: after a week, the two groups were introduced and competition set if (to see if hostility occured)
          • A few friendly contact sessions
            • Stage 3: the groups were given goals that they needed to work together to achieve (to see if hostility can be removed)
        • Stage 3: the groups were given goals that they needed to work together to achieve (to see if hostility can be removed)
      • Results
        • In groups formed in stage 1
        • Hostility occurred in stage 2 even before competition was announced
        • After friendly contact, the two groups were able to work together
      • Conclusion
        • Prejudice and discrimination occur because of in/out groups
        • Prejudice and discrimination can be overcome with superordinate goals
        • In group favouritism and out group discrimination occur when conflicting groups interact

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