Understanding research

United States, 1989

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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.

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co-producer

David Espar

Tuggelin Yourgrau

production company

WGBH (Boston)

Duration

00:28:00:00

Production places
United States
Production dates
1989

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Discovering psychology

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Discovering psychology

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ACMI Identifier

325201

Language

English

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Sound

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Colour

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VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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