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
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
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.
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...