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Social Science Essay

  • Submitted by: zarloff
  • on March 27, 2014
  • Category: Social Issues
  • Length: 1,492 words

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Below is an essay on "Social Science" from Anti Essays, your source for research papers, essays, and term paper examples.

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This Essay will examine and assess the influence of other people on human

Behaviour and performance.

Using the impact of learned behaviour from childhood influences such as

friendship , the cultural teachings of society , parental upbringing and the

cognitive input of memory.

Defined with in the concepts of semantic memory , procedural memory

and prospective memory.

Since the experiments of Loftus and Palmer (1974) , their two experiments

to examine and assess the factors that influence memory , the method and

the way questions were proposed could influence what was recalled by

witnesses.

Loftus and Palmer (1974) are prime examples of practical research ,

their study was designed to answer complex and difficult questions

relating to ' what happened' , ' what are the facts' and ' Eliminate false

perceptions'.

E Loftus has become an expert psychologist due to her varied work on

memory opening the door to expert witness testimony deemed inadmissible

in America in the 1970s.

In the 1940s N Sanford a psychology professor at the University of a California

formed a research time including D Levinson , T Adorno   and F Brunswik .

Both Adorno and Brunswik had seen first hand the rise of fascism in Germany.

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    Both came to America in the 1930s , the teams research was a quest

  to seek an answer as to why so many people willingly took part in horrific

  inhumanities toward fellow humans .

  This was the Authoritarian Personality study published in 1950

it had a tremendous impact and being reviewed by B Smith (1950)

was described as 'certainly the most extensive sophisticated research

on anti-Semitism yet contributed by psychologists.'

In the nature of labelling authorship it was a quirk that led T Adorno

to being named first due to alphabetic selection where as N...

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