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What is the aim of Baron-Cohen?
To investigate if high functioning adults with autism or Asperger syndrome would be impaired on a theory of mind test called the 'Reading the Mind in the Eyes Task'. Also, to investigate if females would do better in the eye task.
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What is the aim of Loftus and Palmer?
The aim of this study was to investigate how information supplied after an event, influences a witness's memory for that event.
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What is the aim of Savage-Rumbaugh?
To describe the initial results of the first longitudinal attempt to investigate the language acquisition capacity of a pygmy chimpanzee and to contrast it with common chimpanzees.
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What is the aim of Samuel and Bryant?
To challenge Piaget's findings by altering the method used by Piaget.
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What is the aim of Bandura?
To demonstrate that if children were witnesses to an aggressive display by an adult they would imitate this aggressive behaviour when given the opportunity.
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What is the aim of Freud?
To report the findings of the treatment of a five-year-old boy for his phobia of horses.
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What is the aim of Rosenhan?
To test the hypothesis that psychiatrists cannot reliably tell the difference between people who are sane and those who are insane.
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What is the aim of Thigpen and Cleckley?
To provide an account of the treatment of a 25-year-old woman who was referred to Thigpen and Cleckley because of 'severe and blinding headaches'.
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What is the aim of Griffiths?
The aim of this study was to investigate cognitive bias involved in gambling behaviour.
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Hypothesis one of Griffiths?
There would be no difference between regular and non regular fruit machine gamblers on objective measures of skill.
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Hypothesis two of Griffiths?
Regular gamblers would produce more irrational verbalisations than non-regular gamblers
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Hypothesis three of Griffiths?
Regular gamblers would be more skill orientated than non-regular gamblers on subjective measures of self-report.
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Hypothesis four of Griffiths?
Thinking aloud participants would take longer to complete the task than non-thinking aloud participants.
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What is the aim of Maguire?
To investigate whether changes could be detected in the brains of London taxi drivers and to further investigate the functions of the hippocampus in spatial memory.
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What is the aim of Dement and Kleitman?
To investigate the relationship between eye movements and dreaming.
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Hypothesis one of Dement and Kleitman?
There will be a significant association between REM sleep and dreaming.
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Hypothesis two of Dement and Kleitman?
There will be a significant positive correlation between the estimate of the duration of dreams and the length of eye-movement.
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Hypothesis three of Dement and Kleitman?
There will be a significant association between the pattern of eye movement and the context of the dream.
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What is the aim of Sperry?
To investigate the effects of hemisphere deconnection and to show that each hemisphere has different functions.
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What is the aim of Reicher and Haslam?
To investigate the behaviour of groups that were unequal in terms of power, status, and resources.
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Summary one of Reicher and Haslam's aim?
To provide evidence of the unfolding interactions between groups of unequal power.
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Summary two of Reicher and Haslam's aim?
To investigate if dominant group members will identify with their group from the start and impose their power.
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Summary three of Reicher and Haslam's aim?
To investigate if subordinate group members will identify collectively and challenge intergroup inequalities when relations between groups are seen as impermeable and insecure.
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Summary four of Reicher and Haslam's aim?
To measure the social, organisational and clinical effects of the study on the participants.
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Summary five of Reicher and Haslam's aim?
To develop a practical and ethical framework for examining social psychological issues in large-scale studies.
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What is the aim of Milgram?
To investigate what level of obedience would be shown when participants were told by an authority figure to administer electric shocks to another person.
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What is the aim of Piliavin?
To investigate the helping behaviour depending on the race of the victim, if the victim is drunk or ill, race of helper, frequency of help and the speed of helping.
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