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Date: 09/12/13 11:16 AM

19 Responses to 10 Disturbing Experiments On Children

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    kitteh9lives Female 70 & Over
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    September 12, 2013 at 11:18 am
    Link: 10 Disturbing Experiments On Children - Sometimes science goes too far.
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    madduck Female 50-59
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    September 12, 2013 at 11:49 am
    I actually feel quite sick at a few of those. Humans can be nasty buggers- worse than cats.
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    oobaka Male 40-49
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    September 12, 2013 at 11:51 am
    No mention of Josef Mengele? Odd
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    pmarren Male 40-49
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    September 12, 2013 at 11:55 am
    Jesus, that`s some crazy sh*t.
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    Oystah Female 40-49
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    September 12, 2013 at 11:58 am
    That can`t be true about the surgery, can it?
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    malikymoo Female 18-29
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    September 12, 2013 at 12:00 pm
    that didnt explain a lot. the guilt was doesnt seem bad? surely everyones broken something in front of somebody?
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    Squrlz4Sale Male 40-49
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    September 12, 2013 at 12:42 pm
    Sheesh. That`s pretty chilling stuff there, Kitteh. =O.O=
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    CaptKangaroo Male 50-59
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    September 12, 2013 at 12:50 pm
    #7 cracked me up... But they left off the list children`s vaccinations(Do I know how to start an argument, or what?)
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    September 12, 2013 at 1:05 pm

    #7 was a legitimate experiment. It was an optical illusion of an edge. To learn when a baby develops the sense of caution about their environment. If I recall a 6 month old crawled right over the "edge" {safely}. By 9 months they could detect the danger and wouldn`t crawl off.

    I`m sure I have my ages off, but I remember reading this ins phych 101.
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    ghoulie11 Male 18-29
    359 posts
    September 12, 2013 at 1:13 pm
    Number 2 doesn`t seem very disturbing. Those clowns had it coming.
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    drawman61 Male 50-59
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    September 12, 2013 at 2:46 pm
    I`ve never heard #1 in the UK. Surely that would have made the news before now.
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    LandoGriffin Male 30-39
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    September 12, 2013 at 3:51 pm
    An awful lot off B.S. here
    Robber`s Cave - the experiment ended up proving that if the two "teams" cooperated toward a common goal, they would no longer have interpersonal conflicts.

    Little Albert - John Watson and Rosalie Rayner proved that repeated exposure to the feared object, without the loud bang, would eliminate the fear response. This is still the best treatment for phobias today.

    Visual Cliff - Gerry is right. No danger.

    Broken Toy - the experiment was to see if the child would admit wrongdoing or try to hide it, and how that related to other personality traits. It wasn`t traumatic. If you thought you broke a toy, would you be traumatized?

    David (Brenda) Reimer - Not an experiment, a terrible accident. Proves that gender identity cannot be changed by socialization.

    Bobo experiment: it wasn`t a clown, it was an inflatable clown DOLL with a round base, designed to be punched down and pop back up like a Weeble.
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    emmettyville Female 40-49
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    September 12, 2013 at 5:05 pm
    #1 wtf???????????
    this is why learning about ethics in research is now a major part of early childhood studies me thinks.
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    lukeforv123 Male 18-29
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    September 12, 2013 at 5:48 pm
    We should continue with the clown experiment.
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    Listypoos Male 40-49
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    September 12, 2013 at 5:53 pm
    My children are a disturbing experiment.

    Far too disturbing sometimes.
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    flying_ltj Male 18-29
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    September 12, 2013 at 6:04 pm
    The clown one sounds fantastic. Should be on the learning curriculum in every preschool.
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    Draculya Male 40-49
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    September 12, 2013 at 9:13 pm
    I have some great ideas. I just need a grant.
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    suzietoo Female 18-29
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    September 13, 2013 at 2:25 pm
    That made me feel sick
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    5Cats Male 50-59
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    September 14, 2013 at 1:54 am
    Visual Cliff? It was NOTHING like that! Oh FFS! It`s one of the few demonstrations where "human instinct" is actually provable. Not 100% but much higher than "chance".

    David Reimer: It`s MUCH worse that this brief clip indicates...

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