Rosenhan alternative evidence

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What did Goffman find out?
Once labelled insane, the behaviour of mental patients' he observed in an asylum was viewed as a reflection of that label.
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How did this evidence support Rosenhan's research?
both studies revealed the damaging consequences of being institutionalised and of self fulfilling prophecies
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What were patients thought to go through in both studies?
'mortification
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What did this mean?
Depersonalised and then stripped of their own identities making them powerless
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How was Rosenhan's study higher on validity?
Rosenhan's posed as an actual patient so he could labelling from a patients viewpoint
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compared to Goffman?
He only posed as a member of staff
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what other study supported Rosenhan's Study?
Pygmallion
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What did this research find?
Special group of pupils showed greater increase in IQ over 8 moths than a control group due o teacher expectations
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How does this evidence support Rosenhan?
Both studies the pps behaviour was shaped by self fulfilling prophecy
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How could one argue that Rosenhan is lower in validity?
In pygmalion neitehr teacher not the pupils were aware of the research(double blind) whereas Rosenhan was single blind
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What study challenges Rosenhan's study?
Slater
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What did she say she heard?
Thud
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What did she find?
She was not admitted to the hospitals as schizophrenic and treated well
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How did this reject Rosenhan's findings?
hearing voices leads to an intermeditate diagnosis of schizophrenia and then to inhumane treatment
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How was Rosenhan's research stronger?
Slater had one pps whereas Rosenhan had 8 different pps
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What was wrong with Slater's project ?
It could have led to bias
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