Genie: The Feral Child

Here we will investigate the importance of attachment through a case study conducted by Curtiss (1977). Genie was the pseudonym given to a young girl who was discovered at the age of 13 years by Los Angeles child welfare to be a victim of severe abuse and neglect. Genie had been socially isolated for almost her entire … Continue reading Genie: The Feral Child

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Why psychology needs ethics – the Stanford prison experiment.

The Stanford Prison Experiment was designed by Philip Zimbardo in 1973 in order to investigate the psychological consequences of “perceived power”. Recruitment A total of 24 male college students were recruited for a two-week simulation and were told that they would be paid $15 per day so, being students (and no doubt needing the money), … Continue reading Why psychology needs ethics – the Stanford prison experiment.