Understanding research

United States, 1989

Film
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Episode number 2 of Series “Discovering psychology”.
What methods do psychologists use to probe human nature? In this program, Philip Zimbardo explains the methods of scientific research including the principles of laboratory experiments, surveys, interviews and psychological tests. In doing so, he considers the validity of lie detector tests, questions the reality of psychic powers and outlines the power of the “placebo” effect when a patient’s condition improves simply because they believe their treatment is doing them good.

Credits

co-producer

David Espar

Tuggelin Yourgrau

production company

WGBH (Boston)

Language

English

Duration

00:28:00:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

37825

Subject categories

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Psychology - Research

Short films

Short films → Short films - United States

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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