Contexts of Approaches

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1. Rahe, mahan and arthur build up on

  • Friedman (two types of personality) and Holmes and Hawkins (TB in poor due to emotional effects of being poor)
  • Lashley and Russell, making rats jump for a reward
  • Jenness, asking p's to guess how many jelly beans in a jar
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2. Milgram's study focused on how people became criminals in

  • Vietnam War
  • WW2
  • WW1

3. Gibson and Walk's aims were

  • to see if depth perception is innate or learned using animals and humans
  • to see if levels of obedience are affected by an authoritive figure
  • to see if conformity is affected by social pressure from other people

4. The context of Rosehan's work is

  • the anti psychiatry movement by Foucalt, Laing and Szaaz
  • the anti psychotic movement by Foucalt, Laing and Szaaz

5. Problems with previous studies for Rahe, mahan and arthur

  • were not reliable
  • lacked ecological validity and didn't measure stress in same ways
  • were done in ambiguous situations


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