Psychological studies- aims

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Baron-Cohen (ToM)
To invesigate whether or not adults diagnosed with AS have thoery of mind. he also wanted to find out whther males or females in the ' Normal' group would do better in the eyes task.
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Loftus and Palmer (Eyewitness testimony)
To investigate how information supplied after an event, influences a witness' memory for that event
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Savage Rumbaugh (language acquisition)
To investigate the language acqusition capabilities of pygmy chimps and compare it to that of the common chimp
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Reicher and Haslam (Prison study)
To investigate if dominant group members will identify with their group from the start, and to study the interactions between dominant and subordinate groups
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Milgram (Authorit figures)
To deomonstrate the power of a legitimate authority even when a command requires destructive behaviour
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Piliavin (Bystander effect)
To investigate, in a natural setting, factors that may influence bystander behaviour; Type of victim, race of victim, impact of modelling and group size
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Rosenhan (Sane or Insane?)
To test the hypothesis that psychiatrists cannot reliably diagnose those considered to be sane or insane.
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Thigpen and Cleckley (3 faces of Eve)
To provide an account of the psychotheraputic treatment of a 25 year old woman, diagnosed with MPD
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Griffiths (Gambling)
To investigate the cognitive bias involved in gambling behavior, (hypotheses- there's no difference between NRGs and Rgs in skill, RGs produce more irrational verbalisations, RGs regard themselves as more skilled than NRGs)
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Samuel and Bryant
Challenge Piaget's theories of conservation in cildren, using a slightly altered version of piagets experiments
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Bandura
To demonstarte that if children were passive witnesses to agression, wheng iventhe opportunity they will act in a similar way
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Freud
To report the treatment of a 5 year old boy for his phobia of horses
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Maguire (Hippocampi)
Inestigate whether change could be detected in the brains of Taxi-drivers and to further investigate the function of the Hippocampi in spatial memory
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Dement and Kleitman
Investigate the relationship between rapid eye movement and dreaming
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To investigate how information supplied after an event, influences a witness' memory for that event

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To investigate the language acqusition capabilities of pygmy chimps and compare it to that of the common chimp

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To investigate if dominant group members will identify with their group from the start, and to study the interactions between dominant and subordinate groups

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To deomonstrate the power of a legitimate authority even when a command requires destructive behaviour

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