With the mention of John Garcia, we move into the 1950s. It was another era booming with psychological innovations. Further on in the series, under Developmental Psychology Studies, we’ll be
Studies in the types of learning under the behaviourists quickly led research to looking at the direct impact on humans, especially in younger stages of life, which are looked at
The 1960s was another decade marking massive progress in the field of psychological study, ranging from developmental studies such as Bandura’s study of social learning, or Gibson and Walk’s Visual
While the behaviourist school of psychologists was busy in the US with Conditioning and examining the different types and processes of learning by testing animals in the 1930s, Jean Piaget
Alongside the boom in social psychology experimentation, Harry Harlow, working at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, with rhesus monkeys as subjects, studied various phenomena occurring at infant stages in these animals.
With Mary Ainsworth’s Strange Situation experiment, we enter a new decade in psychological studies, the 1970s. By this time, psychology had grown a lot over the last eight decades since
Gibson and Walk suggested that infants initially do not pay heed to cliffs and height drops when learning to crawl. Later after they have learnt to crawl, they become afraid
Along with Ainsworth’s study of strange situations, Walter Mischel devised a test, now a classic, to study and understand self-control in toddlers and infants, called the Marshmallow Test. It paved
Before we wrap up the Developmental Psychology Studies category, one noteworthy mention is a throwback to the 1940s, Mamie and Kenneth Clark’s Doll Test. It tested racial bias in young
As depicted by the landmark Doll Test experiments, Developmental Psychology Studies gave valuable insights into the functioning and effects of human society. A field that delved deeper into the effects
Kurt Lewin conducted a study in the 1940s, analysing the effect of different types of adult leadership on groups of young boys. These are to be seen, however, as the
Alongside the rapid expansion of social psychology studies, Solomon Asch conducted a novel experiment, now a renowned classic, to test how people conform to statements that are clearly, evidently wrong.