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Critical discussion of the Stanford prison experiment

Critical discussion of the Stanford prison experiment

| June 29, 2012 | 0 Comments

  The Stanford prison experiment (1971) continues to be relevant in psychology for various reasons. Zimbardo attempted to study the development of norms and effects of social roles and expectations on healthy average men by simulating a prison. It resulted in mental breakdowns, abusive and sadistic behaviour among prison guards and was terminated well ahead […]

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Milgram’s Obedience Experiments

Milgram’s Obedience Experiments

| March 30, 2012 | 0 Comments

Abstract This essay comprises a discussion of a classical experiment from the history of psychology, namely Milgram’s obedience experiment.  This includes an evaluation of the relevance of Milgram’s findings to the present day.  Finally, the evidence presented within the essay is synthesised and conclusions made. In particular, it is concluded that despite the moral and […]

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Critical Analysis of Milgram Obedience Experiment

Critical Analysis of Milgram Obedience Experiment

| February 8, 2012 | 0 Comments

Stanley Milgram’s obedience study (1963) has been extremely influential in psychology. Milgram investigated human’s willingness to obey authority figures and instructions. He found that 65 per cent of the research subjects followed instructions from an experimenter and administered the highest voltage shock possible to a learner, even when they were uncomfortable in doing so (Milgram, 1963).

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Dissertation Topics in Psychology (2018) ~ WritePass

Dissertation Topics in Psychology (2018) ~ WritePass

| October 25, 2011 | 9 Comments

  1. Introduction to Psychology Dissertations This guide gives you some ideas for dissertation titles. Psychology covers many areas, so there should be plenty to whet your appetite here.   Psychology dissertations typically take one of two forms, focusing either upon collecting and analyzing primary data or upon appraising secondary data only. Either type can be […]

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Psychology Essay: Critical Evaluation of Machin and Spall (2004)

Psychology Essay: Critical Evaluation of Machin and Spall (2004)

| October 22, 2011 | 0 Comments

  Abstract A critical evaluation of a paper by Machin and Spall which develops a practical model for supporting people suffering from grief and loss through counselling. The model is rooted in a measurement scale, the ‘Adult Attitude to Grief Scale’ which is extended in scope.  Machin and Spall’s paper is briefly summarised, then key […]

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