Core Studies- key facts & numbers to remember (G542)

these are really cut down, so they're mainly for last minute revision. Obviously some findings are not included since these core studies are crazy lengthy, but these could be useful for anyone with a bad memory or who may have started revision pretty late on- you could probably get by just remembering these alongside a rough idea of all of the core studies. 

Perspectives not included. 

Aimed at the findings & conclusions questions of the core studies paper. Basic statistics to remember, but also some useful facts when numbers aren't of use. 

**The developmental section (mainly Bandura) could use some cutting down, but it's my weakest study hence the lengthy section. 

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Thigpen & Cleckley

Eve White IQ: 110

Eve Black IQ: 104

Eves Age: 25

EEG results: Eve Black Hz Eve White Hz

Longitudinal case study 14 months long and over 100 hours of interviews


Pseudopatients: 5 men, 3 women, 8 total

12 Hospitals across 5…

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BaronCohen et al

Group 1 (Autism): 13 men 3 women
Group 2 (Normal): 50 age matched controls (25 male, 25 female).
Group 3 (Tourette's): 8 men and 2 women

Playful Serious
Concerned unconcerned

25 pairs of eyes in the eyes task

Condition Mean score on the Eye Task

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40 males
paid $4.50
4 word choices given to the learner
All 40 of the participants obeyed up to 300 volts
26 (65%) of the participants gave shocks to 450 volts (obeyed)
14 (35%) stopped sometime before 450 volts (defied)

Pilliavin et al
participants were approximately 4450 men and women…

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0- 18 months Oral stage- ID is in control
1- 3 Anal stage- Ego develops
3- 7 Phallic stage- Superego develops (when Oedipus/Electra complex is resolved)
Latent (7 years- puberty)
Genital (puberty+)

Defence mechanisms: Denial, displacement, repression, regression, projection

Little Hans - longitudinal case study- 2 years

Little Hans' dreams…

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Verbal aggression:
Aggressive model
Child ps F M
F 13.7 2.0
M 4.3 12.7

Overall boys shown more imitative aggression than girls.
Children more likely to imitate the samesex imitating than the oppositesex model.
Children who saw the nonaggressive model showed low levels of aggression.
Qualitative: 'I want to sock…

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Connected to a room with a ONEWAY MIRROR, from which 2 observers who recorded EVERY 5
SECONDS the behaviour of the child (either aggressive or nonaggressive). This gave 240 observations
for each child high interobserver reliability.

Physiological Approach


1. Sample 16 RH male London taxi driver with month than…

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