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  • Answers Of The Other Group Members
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    Describe & Evaluate Two Explanations of the Behaviour of Crowds When people are alone, their behaviour can be different to when they are part of a crowd, and sometimes this change in behaviour can even lead to violence. When you consider that crowds exist in nearly all walks of life, such as work, sports and general social life, this can become a problem, so why is it that a persons behaviour does in fact change? There have been many studies in conjunction with crowd behaviour and they often fal...
  • Participant 2 Figure 4
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    Verbal Learning 1 Running head: Comparison of High and Low Similarity Verbal Comparison of High and Low Similarity Verbal Learning Retention in College Students Jenny A. Rosario Hunter College in City University of New York Verbal Learning 2 Method Participants The participants were 1 white male and 1 black female ages 21 and 26, respectively. The male participant, who was tested with the High Similarity (HS) condition, knew four languages (Russian, Polish, French and English). The female partic...
  • Individual's Benefit Versus Risk Perception
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    Article Summery Beyond Invulnerability: The Importance of Benefits in Adolescents' Decision to Drink Alcohol Introduction: Many things affect the choice of an adolescent to drink alcohol. It is thought that this particular age group thinks that they are not vulnerable to the risks involved with drinking alcohol. Studies in this area have resulted in mixed conclusions; some support the idea of adolescent invulnerability others do not. Intervention programs seem to work better if they are aimed at...
  • Short Term Memory
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    Running top: INTERFERENCE and SHORT-TERM RETENTION The Effect of Different Rates of Interfering Activity On Short-Term Retention of Individual Items The Effect of Different Rates of Interpolated Activity On Short- Term Retention of Individual Items We encounter a great deal of new information in our daily lives. Among other things, we meet new people, look up new telephone numbers, discover new places and run across new ideas. When we encounter something that we want to remember, we often do som...
  • Non Specific Title After The Passage
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    Abstract In this experiment we replicated a study done by Bransford and Johnson (1972). They conducted research on memory using schemes. All human beings possess categorical rules or scripts that they use to interpret the world. New information is processed according to how it fits into these rules, called schemes. Bransford and Johnson did research on memory for text passages that had been well comprehended or poorly comprehended. Their major finding was that memory was superior for passages th...
  • Participants In The Teeth Holding Condition
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    THE EFFECT OF PEN HOLDING CONDITIONS ON THE HUMOUR RATING OF FUNNY CARTOONS ABSTRACT Previous research concerning the facial feedback hypothesis contends that manipulation of facial expression induces emotional arousal. The aim of the experiment was to determine whether holding a pen in the mouth in way that resembles certain facial expression effect humour rating of cartoons rated by participants under one of three conditions. A sample of 60 na " ive second year students from Monash University ...
  • Obedience H Some Of The Participants
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    Conformity h Conformity focuses upon the ways in which other people exert their influence upon us in such a way that we go along with them. For example some teenagers may go along with what their friends do when they themselves would have preferred to have gone elsewhere. h Conformity normally involves some kind of social pressure in which the individuals intentions conflict with those of the groups. This kind of social pressure is known as conformity. Below are three definitions of conformity. ...
  • Experiment Into Conformity
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    Conformity is defined by Zimbardo (1992) as, A tendency for people to adopt behaviour, values and attitudes of other members of a reference group. Mann (1969) identified the two major types of conformity: normative conformity and informational conformity. Normative conformity is caused by a desire to liked. People conform because they think that other members of their reference group will like and accept them. They also want to avoid embarrassment and humiliation from other group members. It is ...
  • Consistent Minority Of Participants
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    Moscovici and colleagues carried out a very famous study of minority social influence. Six participants were told to estimate the colour of 36 slides. All the slides were blue but a filter was used to make them appear lighter or darker. The aim was to see whether a consistent minority of participants could influence a majority to give an incorrect answer on a colour perception task. 172 participants were involved in the experiment, all with perfect eyesight; and they were sent into a room in gro...
  • Eyewitness Evidence
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    Are Eyewitnesses Reliable? Michael D. Wells Research Report Psychology 123 Scientific Thinking and Design Instructor: Dr. Han tula 11-19-03 Abstract The present study investigated the effect that eyewitnesses (or no eyewitness) had on jurors. Participants read a crime and chose their guilt belief based on 1-7 scale. The! SSunrefuted eyewitness!" received the most guilt belief, ! SSdiscredited eyewitness!" received moderate guilt belief, and! SSno eyewitness!" received little guilt belief. The ex...
  • Study As The Participants
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    The Milgram study, conducted in 1961-1962, shocked and fascinated the scientific community with not only its disturbing findings, but also with its questionable experimental methods. The experiment in itself consisted of placing an individual in a situation in which they would be forced to choose either to obey or disobey commands given by an authoritative person that were contrary to their own morals, sense of socially acceptable behaviour and humanity. This essay will concentrate on whether th...
  • Stroop Effect In The Whole Colored Condition
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    By the age of 5, most children have entered school and have begun to learn how to read. This soon becomes an automatic process so that it becomes hard NOT to read a word when presented with one. However, because this process becomes so automatic, the human mind tends to discard other aspects of the words we read. The Stroop effect is perhaps the most well known demonstration of this approach: turning an automatic mental skill into a great weakness. In particular, the skill of reading words makes...

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