Rosenhan (1973)

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  • Created on: 13-05-11 11:35


  • To see if eight sane people who gained admission into 12 hospitals would be 'found out' as sane
  • To find out how it feels to be viewed as 'insane'


  • Eight pseudo patients (3 women and 5 men) including Rosenhan himself
  • Very different hospitals were used from different states, some old/new, some private/some not
  • Called for appointment to hospitals , said they were hearing voices
  • 7 admitted with a diagnosis of schizophrenia in remission
  • Once admitted they stopped simulating symtpoms of abnormality
  • They didn't take any medication given to them


  • They were never detected as…


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