Effect Of Obedience On People Behavior, Children Social Actions And Friendships, And How Neuropsychology Studied The Way

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Psychology researchers used variety of methods to produce valid and reliable studies about human behaviour. Deriving from the second, sixth and seventh chapters of Investigating Psychology, this essay will discuss about the different approaches to studying the effect of obedience on people behaviour, children social actions and friendships, and how neuropsychology studied the way the brain work and control the cognitive process of language, using the technologically advanced methods or not using them.

An important approach is the classic experiment, which was used to explore many psychological fields by studying the effect of manipulating some variables on another. One example is the obedience study by Stanley Milgram, (Banyard, 2012, page 67), which was about exploring the effect of punishment on learning. Milgram used a shock generator device, so the participants can apply electric shocks on feck learners when they fail a memory task. The participants were also asked to increase the voltage gradually to a lethal level, (Banyard, 2012, Pp 79, 80) The study was condemned of putting the participants in a stressful situation and not following the ethical rules of psychological study, because the participants were obviously in a stressful situation and exhibited symptoms of distress, also they were not given the choice to withdraw. (Banyard, 2012, p 86). As a result of Milgram study’s ethical problems and for other researchers to be able to replicate the study, two…

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