How do the roles we’re given change our behaviour?

How do the different roles change our behaviour? Are we consistently ourselves? This was investigated by Zimbardo (1971) in a prison simulation study that yielded astonishing & worrying results.

How do the roles we’re given change our behaviour?2021-04-07T17:33:59+01:00

What makes us become a good samaritan?

This was investigated by Piliavin (1969) on the New York subway. An actor fell over on the train, 2 observers measured who, if anyone, helped.

What makes us become a good samaritan?2021-04-08T11:00:37+01:00

The power of labels & segregation

Third grade teacher Jane Elliot wanted to show her class what it felt like to experience discrimination after the assassination of Martin Luther King in 1968.

The power of labels & segregation2021-04-08T13:23:15+01:00

Should we always just ‘trust the experts’?

David Rosenhan conducted a famous experiment where mentally healthy individuals presented at mental hospitals saying they were hearing voices.

Should we always just ‘trust the experts’?2021-04-08T14:09:05+01:00

Do babies require love to develop?

Harlow & Harlow studied this with their infamous study using Rhesus monkeys. Baby monkeys were taken from their mothers & placed in a cage with two ‘surrogate mothers’ made of wire.

Do babies require love to develop?2021-04-08T16:26:05+01:00

How important are our early experiences?

Konrad Lorenz studied the attachment behaviour of geese by splitting a clutch of eggs into two. Half were left to hatch with their mother & the other half were kept in an incubator & saw Lorenz as the first moving object when they hatched.

How important are our early experiences?2021-04-08T16:44:08+01:00

The power of priming

Priming equips us to notice certain things, feel certain things and act in certain ways. The first step is to have a positive frame of mind.

The power of priming2021-03-29T11:40:43+01:00
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