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Milgram
The aim of the study was to investigate what level of obedience would be shown when told by an authoritive figure to administer electric shocks.
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Piliavin's
1. Whether an ill person would get more help than a drunk person. 2. Whether there would be ethnocentric behaviour when helping the same race. 3. whether the influence of a model influence behaviour.
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Reicher and Haslam's
1. To provide data showing interactions of groups with unequal power. 2. To analyse conditions under which peopple define themselves through group identity and inequalities.
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Loftus and Palmer
To investigate the effects of language on memory. Their expectation was that information recievec after the event in the form of leading questions would be intergrated into a person's memory.
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Baron and Cohen's
1. Adults with autism/AS would be impaired on a subtle theory of mind test. 2. Within the normal population, females will do better than males on a theory of mind test.
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Savage-Rumbaugh
To report on the laguage acquisition of Kanzi, a bonobo and his younger sister, Mulika. Report covers 17 months at the start after Kanzi was 2 years 6 months. Language acquisition was compared with Sherman and Austin, common chimps.
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Samuel and Bryant
To test whether the methodology of Piaget's conservation experiments was the reason why children under 8 years old made errors, rather, than a true lack of understanding. - designed by Rose and Blank's one question method.
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Maguire
To investigate the differences in the brain, especially in the hippocampus, in London taxi drivers, and establish whether, compared to controls, differences in hippocampal volume would be observed. Also about spatial memory.
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1. Whether an ill person would get more help than a drunk person. 2. Whether there would be ethnocentric behaviour when helping the same race. 3. whether the influence of a model influence behaviour.

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1. To provide data showing interactions of groups with unequal power. 2. To analyse conditions under which peopple define themselves through group identity and inequalities.

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To investigate the effects of language on memory. Their expectation was that information recievec after the event in the form of leading questions would be intergrated into a person's memory.

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1. Adults with autism/AS would be impaired on a subtle theory of mind test. 2. Within the normal population, females will do better than males on a theory of mind test.

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