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1. Asch thought that previous studies of conformity

  • did not truly measure conformity as they were conduced in ambigious, so lacked validity.
  • lacked validity as they were performed in unambiguous situations
  • lacked ecological validity
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2. 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

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

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

4. in Gibson and Walk, there are three beliefs about depth perception named...

  • nativisits, interactionalists and empericals
  • nativists, interactionalists and empericists
  • naturists, interactionalists and empericals

5. Gibson and Walk built up on

  • Sheriff, light beam moving and estimating how far its moved
  • Lashley and Russell, making rats jump to get a reward
  • Longely and Russel, making rats jump to get a reward


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