By: Helen Stuart
Psychological conformity was first studied in 1932 by Jenness using a bottle of beans. He asked subjects, individually, to estimate the number of beans that were in the jar, and then he brought all the individual subjects together in one room and asked them again...
By: Wendy S. Melton
Lawrence Kohlberg is best known for his study of the stages of moral development and psychology. Kohlberg fashioned his views after Piaget's stages of moral judgment but attempted to take the research a step further. He developed a set of stages based on the moral...
An overview of Laurence Kohlberg's contribution to psychology
By: N. Owen Holme
When thinking of widespread influence, one of often thinks of flamboyance or fame. In the case of Lawrence Kohlberg, the work itself has rippled out far more strongly than his persona. He was born on October 25, 1927 and grew up in Bronxville, NY, attended...
By: Srikanth Radhakrishna
Attribution is a concept which is widely used in social psychology. It refers to how people describe causes of behavior and events. Attribution Theory is defined as "the theory that argues people look for explanation of behavior, associating either dispositional (internal) attributes or situational (external)...
An overview of Jones and Davis Correspondent Inference Theory
By: Srikanth Radhakrishna
The Correspondent Inference Theory was proposed by Edward E. Jones and Keith Davis in 1965. Popular as "Ned" Jones, Edward E. Jones was an influential social psychologist. Keith Davis was a key member of Edward E. Jones' team which developed the Correspondent Inference Theory. This...
By: Michael Totten
The Correspondent Inference Theory is a psychological model which is used to explain how people infer the disposition of another person based on that person's actions, regardless of what the action achieved or any situational factors. Thus, it is an observer attribution model and not...
By: Charles Ray
In the early 20th century, psychology as a science changed dramatically. Until that time, the main focus was on the conscious and unconscious mind, but a new school of thought arose, with its focus entirely on observable behavior. Behaviorism made psychology a more scientific discipline...
By: Janet Grischy
Is reality a social construct? A famous psychology study, Sherif’s autokinetic effect experiment, done in the mid-nineteen-thirties, seemed to say it can be. Conformity to the opinions of others guides personal judgments when information is scant. Muzafer Sharif was one of the founders of...
Stanley Milgram's Yale experiments on obedience
By: Sherry Thoman - 653245
Stanley Milgram originally attended Queens College in New York City and earned a degree in Political Science. Later when he applied to the Ph.D. in Psychology program at Harvard he was rejected for not having enough background in the science. After taking some undergraduate...
The different types of psychology theories
By: K. L. Hosking
There are several schools of thought in psychology, although probably none more widely known as the Psychodynamic perspective, a concept developed by Sigmund Freud. Freud’s idea was that our actions and behaviors, if not driven by physical causes or derived from conscious thought, must...

 

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