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Which Psychological Study do you think is legit?

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    A thing I've noticed in Psychology class, is you look at a study and during the procedures/findings and conclusions you're like "ohh that's really interesting" and then you get to the Evaluation and you're like "FML".

    Which studies do you think are actually legit, and can be generalised to people in everyday life?

    I personally think Loftus and Palmer had a good point about how certain things can add to your memory, that never happened.

    This happened to me
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    For example, after my January Psychology exam I thought one of my answers was crappy, so I expected 0 marks on it. So I told my friends afterwards I never managed to do it, and actually believed it myself. But I gained a few marks when I saw my results in that question, so after being so convinced myself I never did the question I realised that I answered it but just crappy


    Any other studies do you think has a point?
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    Milgram & Bandura.
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    The weapon focus phenomenon also by Loftus. I was involved in an incident on the bus a few months ago (albeit no actual weapons were involved, but a pervy guy on the bus tried touching me and a few other girls on the bus) and it was so weird - because I'd focused on getting out of the scary situation, I didn't focus on details like what he looked like or what he was wearing etc. - even though I'd learned this at AS and thought I'd be smart enough to not let this affect me, but it did!
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    (Original post by britchick)
    The weapon focus phenomenon also by Loftus. I was involved in an incident on the bus a few months ago (albeit no actual weapons were involved, but a pervy guy on the bus tried touching me and a few other girls on the bus) and it was so weird - because I'd focused on getting out of the scary situation, I didn't focus on details like what he looked like or what he was wearing etc. - even though I'd learned this at AS and thought I'd be smart enough to not let this affect me, but it did!
    Oh wow

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