Social Psychology

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  • Social Psychology
    • Meeus and Raaijmakers
      • Strengths - Builds on Milgram's study of obedience. Good controls meaning the experiment is replicable and can be tested for reliability - cause and effect conclusions can be drawn.  Weaknesses - Lab experiment so therefore artificial - findings may not be valid.  Difficult to make comparisons between two stuides due to different time period and different culture.
    • Milgram
      • Aim - To prove that not all Germans are strict authoritive figures that inflict horrors.
        • Results - 100% to 300v. 65% to 450v. Estimated 3% to 450v.
          • Strengths - Practical application as it helps us to understand real life situations of obedience. Debriefed them well after experiment. Weaknesses - Poor ethics (deception, no informed consent, no right to withdraw). Low ecological validity due to artificial tasks and it being a lab experiment.
    • Hofling
      • Aim - To see whether nurses would go against strict hospital regulations and guidlines.
      • Results - 21/22 nurses would give the medication.
      • Strengths - Good ecological validity due to it being a natural experiment. Weaknesses -  Nurses were deeply upset that they were observed without permission. Poor ethics due to the fact that there was no informed consent, or right to withdraw.
    • Social Identity Theory
    • Sherif
    • Research Methods
  • Strengths - Builds on Milgram's study of obedience. Good controls meaning the experiment is replicable and can be tested for reliability - cause and effect conclusions can be drawn.  Weaknesses - Lab experiment so therefore artificial - findings may not be valid.  Difficult to make comparisons between two stuides due to different time period and different culture.

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