Elliott decided that since she had blue eyes and was the teacher, blue-eyed students were superior.
Not quite Alibaba: Robber’s Cave Experiment
Then came the Competition stage. Over the course of 4-6 days, friction between the two groups was to occur. Basically, there was a turf war.
The Three Christs of Ypsilanti
In the 1950’s, psychologist Milton Rokeach conducted an experiment where he brought together three psychiatric patients who all claimed to be Jesus.
Manic Monday: The Monster Experiment
Dr. Johnson he thought that labelling of children as stutterers could make them worse, and in some cases cause children to start stuttering. To prove his point, he thought up an experiment that today is called the ‘Monster Study’
Manic Monday: BoBo dolls and little kids
"Pow, right in the nose, boom, boom." "Suckeroo..stay down".
Seance Sunday: A Mechanical model of human learning and memory Part 1
This week's Séance Sunday will be on a paper by D. E. Broadbent. The paper begins with the proposition that people hate model building. The paper's purpose is to describe a very basic model of the human perceptual system. The above figure is the simple model for attention. Needed are a Y-shaped tubes and some … Continue reading Seance Sunday: A Mechanical model of human learning and memory Part 1
Findings Friday: Lucid Dreamers
Who wouldn't want to lucid dream,--be aware of oneself when dreaming, and able to control the dream? I sure would. I experienced it once, and needless to say, the experience left me craving more. There are techniques to enable yourself to lucid dream. They will be discussed in a future article. This article, however, will focus … Continue reading Findings Friday: Lucid Dreamers
Techniques Thursday: Memory Sleuth: How to tell a memory is false
In light of an earlier article I wrote on the vulnerability of memories, and how false memories can be planted in our minds, I decided to write an article on how to tell a memory is false. Consider Madrigal (yes, it's the name of a book character, from Dreams of Gods and Monsters if you … Continue reading Techniques Thursday: Memory Sleuth: How to tell a memory is false
Manic Monday: Loftus lost in the Mall
We've heard about how false memories can be "planted" in someone's mind. For example, people can be convinced they committed a crime they never did commit--in just a few hours! Others have been convinced they were raped, or molested as children. In 1999, Dr. Elizabeth F. Loftus conducted a study that greatly impacted our understanding of … Continue reading Manic Monday: Loftus lost in the Mall
Seance Sunday: The Snark was a Boojum
This article certainly starts off fun. The article, written by Frank A. Beach, begins with a reference to Lewis Carroll's poem, "The Hunting of the Snark." In the poem, a crew goes hunting for a snark, which turns out to be a very dangerous boojum. The article by Beach goes on to state that for anyone … Continue reading Seance Sunday: The Snark was a Boojum