Can you name one experiment that revolutionised psychology and why?

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Look forward to your responses.


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There are a few. Zimbardo's Prison Experiment in Stanford is a pretty big one. After that happened experiments had to go through ethical committees and such.
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Rosenhan. The sane in insane places rlly shows what went down in mental hospitals and now they’re more strict because of that experiment
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So you're asking people to do your work for you?

What ideas do you have so far?
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(Original post by Horner94)
Look forward to your responses.


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I'm guessing this is your homework.
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I concur with the Stanford prison experiment, it was absolutely horrendous. It completely changed the way that experiments were conducted as regards to ethics and consent.
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(Original post by Pathway)
There are a few. Zimbardo's Prison Experiment in Stanford is a pretty big one. After that happened experiments had to go through ethical committees and such.
(Original post by Cecelia Tallice)
I concur with the Stanford prison experiment, it was absolutely horrendous. It completely changed the way that experiments were conducted as regards to ethics and consent.

There's a film called the Stanford Prison Experiment on Netflix about the experiment. I need to get around to watching it.


Milgram's obedience study was a bit of a game changer. That also brought into question the ethics regarding experiments. It was surprising that people were just as obedient to authority years later when the experiment was recreated.
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Wow, all suggestions are school stuff, hope you don't write about them during university, it will backfire.
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The Miligram Experiment

*edit, someone's already mentioned it
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Thank you everyone who shared their thoughts

Some pretty good answers.

I was just asking out of curiosity

I quite like John Watson's Little Albert experiment as it demonstrates how fear can be created by association.

You can watch it on YouTube

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So you're asking people to do your work for you?

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No, just wanted to ask out of curiosity John B. Watson's experiment (Little Albert) is probably an experiment that comes to mind - creating fear using associated objects and transferring it to another experience or object. Watch the video on YouTube, its really interesting.

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Psychology: the examination of the id by the odd
Experimental psychology: like magic except that instead of pulling rabbits out of hats they pull habits out of rats
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I'm gonna crack your head open experiment
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There's actually been some controversy surrounding Stanford that has been reported recently - tapes have emerged in which some of the guards were questioned by researchers as to why they didn't react in a harsher way to the ~inmates~ which obviously would have impacted how they treated them afterwards. Zimbardo has dismissed all this as not having an impact on the experiment but this is doubtful. You can read about in the latest BPS magazine issue.
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