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What was Langer and Rodin's research method?
A field experment in a high quality nursing home in the USA(conneticut)
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What was L and R's sample?
It consisted of 91 old people (aged 65 -90)
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What happened to those not in the range?
Removed as non communitive/bedbound patients
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How many pps were in the RIG group?
8 males and 39 females on the 4th floor
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How many were in the Control group?
9 males and 35 females on the 2nd floor
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How were they balanced?
A questionnaire
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To rate what?
how happy and active pps felt on a scale of 0-8
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What were 2 nurses given?
different questionnaire
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What was assessed?
pps across 9,10 point scales including alertness, active participation and a sense of well being
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What was the research assistant told to do?
Rate their alertness
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One week later announcements were given to what?
each group separately by the 33 year old male boss
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To the RIG group what message was given?
Emphasising their responsibilty for themselves
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What choices were they allowed to make?
Whether thursday or friday was movie night and giving them a plant
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What was the CG given?
A different message emphasising that the staff were responsible for their happiness
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What did staff do for the CG?
WHat night their movie night was
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What happened 3 days later?
PPs were revisited
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What speech was the RIG given?
"we want you to be happy. Treat this like your home and make all the decisions you used to make
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What was the CG told?
We want you to be happy
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What happened 3 weeks later?
The nurses and pps filled in their questionnaires again.
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What did this allow?
L&R to see if improvements were made
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What behavioural measurements were made?
if they went to movie night and entered the beans in the jar competition
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What ethical issues were addressed?
Ensure the staff continued to give high quality care to both groups of pps
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