In 1973 Rosenhan and his pals conducted a number of psychological experiments to determine the validity of diagnosis of mental patients. They sent participants to various mental hospitals who all complained of the same symptoms, (hearing voices). None of them were actually insane but all were diagnosed with schizophrenia. All were admitted and made to take anti-psychotic drugs. They then behaved normally and said they no longer had symptoms. There were released but were charged with continuing to take medication and were diagnosed with their condition in remission. The study showed that there appeared to be no way for the doctors to tell the genuinely insane from the sane when diagnosing their condition. Concerned the mental institutions asked form more people to be sent so they could improve their diagnosis process and detect the impostors. Following the request they identified lots of people they suspected of being impostors and reported back to Rosenhan their findings. In response Rosenhan told them he had sent no one!
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Another throwback from my days studying psychology. This shirt is based on a study conducted in the 70’s and by Zimbardo and his colleagues. They staged arrests of participants who had volunteered to be in a study on fake charges and put them in jail. Other volunteers became jailers and had to keep the prisoners in order. It got a bit out of hand as the participants took on the roles given to them a bit to seriously.
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Donnie: "Why are you wearing that stupid bunny suit?" Frank: "Why are you wearing that stupid man suit?" One of my favorite movies is Donnie Darko. I always see rabbits in Rorschach tests. Rabbits or naughty bits. Wonder what that says about me? Anyway... Frank! http://www.artisticdyslexia.com/
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Part 4 of my psychology designs, Schrodinger, Milgram, Zimbardo and now Pavlov. Pavlov was a Russian Psychologist who is most noted for his work with dogs. He came up with the theory of Classical conditioning (also known as Pavlovian or respondent conditioning) it’s a learning process in which an innate response to a potent stimulus comes to be elicited in response to a previously neutral stimulus; this is achieved by repeated pairings of the neutral stimulus with the potent stimulus. If that makes no sense then it has lots to do with dribbly dogs and a bell
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