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  • Created by: Abby
  • Created on: 17-06-12 09:53

Aim: Investigate if sane could be distinguished from insane using the DSM


  • 8 Pseudo patients
  • 17 hospitals
  • False names and occupations
  • Each said they could hear an unfamiliar voice of the same sex
  • As soon as admitted - stopped displaying symptoms
  • Took part in activities
  • spoke to staff and patients
  • wrote down observations
  • said they felt fine and the symptoms had gone
  • asked when they were going to be discharged


  • All admitted as insane
  • All but one diagnosed as…


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