Evaluation of Research with Reference to alternative evidence- Langer and Rodin (1976)

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L+R's study is supported by Ferrare, describe his study
Found that OAP's who did not choose where they lived 8/17 died by end of 4 weeks and 16/17 had died by end of 10 weeks (unexpected)
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How does Ferrare support L+R?
as in L+R's study, 71% of CG judged to become more debilitated after 3 weeks so agreeing with Ferrare that lack of choice affects well-being
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Which study is stronger, Ferrare or L+R?
L+R- more scientific- as there was a control group on floor 2 against the experimental group (floor 4) was assessed. Ferrare did not have this comparison
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L+R's study is supported by Seligman, describe his study...
Lack of control leads to feelings of helplessness and depression
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How does Seligman support L+R's study?
As those in the CG spent more time than the RIG completing passive activities and 71% of CG seemed more debilitated
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Which study is stronger, Seligman or L+R?
L+R- more valid- ussed human pps rather than dogs making findings more representative to elderly population
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L+R's study is challenged by Savell's study, describe his study...
He found that there was no significant difference in physcial well being and leisure satisfacton of 43 elderly pps placed into groups of with and without choice
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How does Savell challenge L+R?
Suggests choice does not affect wellbeing in elderly clients in a complete reversal of L+R's findingss
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Which study is stronger, Savell or L+R?
L+R- more internally valid as the difference between amounts of choice for the two groups was not as great in Savell's research
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