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  • Synthetic A Priori Propositions
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    Are There Synthetic A-Priori Propositions? From a logical point of view, the propositions that express human knowledge can be divided according to two distinctions. First is the distinction between propositions that are a priori, in the sense that they are knowable prior to experience, and those that are a posterior i, in the sense that they are knowable only after experience. Second is the distinction between propositions that are analytic, that is, those in which the predicate is included in t...
  • Study Of Conformity
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    The Power of Conformity Ryan Her long Conformity refers to an individual's behavior that is performed because of group pressure, even though that pressure might not involve a direct request. Many people want to think that they are conformist enough so that they are not looked upon as strange to others and nonconformist enough to demonstrate that they are capable of thinking by themselves. For many years, psychologists have been interested in human conformity. Usually when people are in groups, t...
  • Spreading Rumors
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    Rumor Rumors can be passed easily and are spread on an everyday basis. A rumor is like gossip; some of it true or untrue, and it is passed around by word of mouth. Most rumors start off being true, then when it is being passed from one person to the other, it starts becoming untrue because some people forget details, add new information in, or just change the whole story around. In the rumor experiment conducted in class, a story was told to one person out of four. The first person had to repeat...
  • Sixty Two Percent Of Subjects
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    The Milgram Experiment The Milgram experiment is one of Psychologys most controversial experiments. The study examines to what extend individuals obey an authority figure, and how far they will go, even if they believe their actions are harming another individual. This experiment found that sixty-two percent of subjects tested would obey authority even to the point of taking another individuals life. The question currently under investigation is if this experiment were conducted at Oklahoma Stat...
  • Hypothesis In The Beginning Of The Lab
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    Telepathy: Does Humans posses this extrasensory perception Abstract The problem or the mission in this lab is to find out if humans really possess an extrasensory perception, or in other words, telepathy. The hypothesis in the beginning of the lab is that, humans are incapable of possessing this sixth sense. In the lab, a group of high school students whose ages were between sixteen and eighteen, that consist of eleven males and eight females, were tested. The main apparatus used in this lab are...
  • Different Number Of Treatments
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    Chapter 9 talks about the importance of a factorial design and its efficiency in testing two or more factors in an experiment. It can also be used to measure main effects and interactions, which make it a major element in psychology by providing valuable information that other experiments cannot. Factorial designs can be described or assessed by shorthand notations and statistics. If their are 4 numbers that means there is 4 factors and the levels of these factors are based on the value of these...
  • Subjects With Rational Messages
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    Emotional and Rational AppealsAbstractIn many studies, data has been led to suggest that rational messages may encourage the generation of content based cognitive responses and lead to attitudes heavily influenced by these cognition's. Studies have also led to suggest that people in negative moods are affected by the quality of persuasive messages. Using manipulations techniques, bad mood may result in a different interpretation of anything from a verbal argument to a literal message. Eventhough...
  • Nonverbal Cues In Truthful Responses
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    Abstract We often give nonverbal cues as to whether or not we are trying to deceive someone. These nonverbal actions are involuntary. Subjects were asked three questions provided with no reason to lie. They were then asked three questions they were asked to lie about. Nonverbal cues were measured both, during the truthful answers, and again during the deceptive answers. The intention of this experiment was to prove that the dependent variables in this experiment would occur more frequently durin...
  • Variation Of Stanley Milgram's Original Experiment
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    In this article "The Pearls of Obedience", Stanley Milgram asserts that obedience to authority is a common response for many people in today's society, often diminishing an individuals beliefs or ideals. Stanley Milgram designs an experiment to understand how strong a person's tendency to obey authority is, even though it is amoral or destructive. Stanley Milgram bases his experiment on three people: a learner, teacher, and experimenter. The experimenter is simply an overseer of the experiment, ...
  • Subjects Of The Basic Procedure
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    Ethical Procedures and Guidelines Defining Psychological Research Psychological research is often a very controversial subject among experts. Many people feel that there are many moral standards that are often not followed. Others may believe that there is much harmful misinformation that can often be harmful to subject and others. Still others believe that psychology is a lot of theories without any reinforcing information. Whether any of these assumptions may be true or not, there have been gu...
  • Depth Process Of Retrieval Regarding Higher Levels
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    1 Abstract The experiment conducted regarding Memory Processes tested individuals on their ability to store and retrieve words. The levels on which words were stored were structural, the lowest level, phonetic, the next highest level, and semantic, the highest level of processing. The experiment is based on the recall and reorganization of the words from group they show during the experiment. The experiment conducted supported hypotheses regarding a subject's performance on retrieving words at d...
  • Independent Variable In My Experiment
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    Psych. 101 Designing an Experiment 1. If twelve year old girls, who normally eat sugary foods, where introduced to thirty minutes of exercise each day, then I think that over a six month period of time they would not only benefit physically, but would also benefit psychologically from increased self-esteem. 2. I am studying the effects what just thirty minutes of exercise a day would do for the self-esteem and physical attributes of twelve year old girls, possibly keeping them from becoming obes...
  • Facts About Color Qualia
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    Materialism is the belief that all things can be explained in physical terms or by science. Frank Jackson argues against this belief. Jackson's philosophy is that not only are materialism false, but he also claims that consciousness is a subjective experience that can not be defined by any physical term or by science. The nonphysical experience known as qualia is Jackson's explanation of consciousness. Qualia is the nonphysical feeling that can not be explained in physical terms or by science. H...
  • Conceptual Change And Experimental Strategies Effect Subjects
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    Experimental Strategies and Conceptual Change The article The Development of Scientific Reasoning in Knowledge-Rich Contexts written by Leona Schauble relates a series of experiments which give some insight as to how conceptual change and experimental strategies effect subjects of varying ages, ten fifth and sixth graders and ten non college adults. The conclusions drawn from the article are relevant in determining the cognitive strengths and weaknesses in the subjects as well as how these stren...
  • Subject First Endured Emotional Harm
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    Obedience is a basic part in the structure of society, and its destructiveness has been questioned throughout time. Stanley Milgram conducted an experiment to test the destructiveness of obedience; however, Diana Baumrind discredits Milgram and criticizes his experiments in her article Review of Stanley Milgram's Experiments on Obedience. Baumrind's commentary discusses how Milgram's experiments could not make a difference in society claiming that the subjects experienced emotional harm and the ...
  • Tuskegee Syphilis Experiments
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    Ethical issues arise not only in the clinical setting of a hospital or doctors office, but in the laboratory as well. A main concern of medical ethicist's is monitoring the design of clinical trials and other experiments involving human subjects. Medical ethicist's are particularly interested in confirming that all the subjects have voluntarily given their consent and have been fully informed of the nature of the study and its potential consequences. In this particular area of medical ethics, on...
  • Percentage Of Cards The Subjects
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    Abstract The purpose of this study was to prove that the human mind has telepathic ability. To prove this, the subjects were asked to guess the suit of each card from a standard playing deck. The subjects were tested in a cozy, quiet environment inside their house. The first data recorded were the percentage of cards the subjects would randomly guess right. There are 52 cards in a deck and thirteen of each suit, so that would give someone a 13 out of 52 chance of merely guessing right or one-fou...
  • Milgram's Experiment
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    In this essay "If Hitler Asked You to Electrocute a Stranger, Would You? Probably", Philip Meyer (reporter for the Esquire) writes about a social psychologist named Stanley Milgram. Milgram began his career as a psychology professor at Yale University in 1960. He is a Jewish man who was in one way or the other effected by Nazis. So he planed to prove that Germans were different by scientific experimentation. He wanted to prove that Germans are different because they obeyed Hitler and did his dir...
  • Opinions On Milgram's Experiment
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    The essay, "The Perils of Obedience", by Stanley Milgram, proves through consistent experiments that very few people can resist orders that come from authority figures. Diana Baumrind, author of "Review of Stanley Milgram's Experiments on Obedience", criticizes Milgram on a few situations involved with the experiment that she disagreed with. Milgram performed the experiment to research the amount of people who obey or disobey authority, and if they obey, how far they actually go before realizing...
  • The Perils Of Obedience Summary
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    In Stanley Milgram's article, "The Perils of Obedience", the Yale University psychologist summarizes his experiments to determine if ordinary people, simply obeying instructions, can become instruments in a frightening, malicious process. His conclusions show that people frequently will obey authority even when commands create a dilemma with their consciences. In the study, the dilemma is between the desire to satisfy a superior's instructions and the guilt caused by inflicting pain on an innoce...

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