Do you want to know something absolutely shocking? Then, let’s check out Stanley Milgram’s research. Are you curious about why the Stanford Bobo dolls got a beating? Just ask Albert Bandura. Harry Harlow can tell you what monkeys need from their moms and John Watson can teach you how to terrify a baby. If you are interested in these studies and others that shaped our understanding of behavior, then please read on.
Throughout its history, the field of psychology has been repeatedly informed by and expanded upon based on the findings of experiments on humans and animals. Some of the conclusions drawn from these studies have profoundly affected the way we understand behavior. In fact, many of these psychological discoveries have become ingrained into our societal belief system. This course will focus on evaluating the most (in)famous of these studies with a critical eye toward the psychological concepts they uncovered and the ethical and methodological issues they encountered.
Note to parents:
- While every effort is made to steer away from overly-mature topics, due to the discussion-based nature of the class, the level of study, and the subjects encountered within the field of psychology (especially as it relates to psychology experimentation), topics that will be discussed will require a certain level of maturation. If you feel you may need more information to help determine whether this course is right for your child, please contact the instructor, Dr. Jessica, at firstname.lastname@example.org