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10 Disturbing Experiments On Children

Hits: 6180 | Rating: (3.0) | Category: Science | Added by: kitteh9lives
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Male, 50-59, Canada
 26660 Posts
Saturday, September 14, 2013 1:54:16 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...

Female, 18-29, Europe
 73 Posts
Friday, September 13, 2013 2:25:46 PM
That made me feel sick

Male, 40-49, Asia
 12748 Posts
Thursday, September 12, 2013 9:13:28 PM
I have some great ideas. I just need a grant.

Male, 18-29, Southern US
 340 Posts
Thursday, September 12, 2013 6:04:31 PM
The clown one sounds fantastic. Should be on the learning curriculum in every preschool.

Male, 30-39, Europe
 2717 Posts
Thursday, September 12, 2013 5:53:56 PM
My children are a disturbing experiment.

Far too disturbing sometimes.

Male, 18-29, Western US
 1052 Posts
Thursday, September 12, 2013 5:48:35 PM
We should continue with the clown experiment.

Female, 40-49, Australia
 4275 Posts
Thursday, September 12, 2013 5:05:49 PM
#1 wtf???????????
this is why learning about ethics in research is now a major part of early childhood studies me thinks.

Male, 30-39, Western US
 4832 Posts
Thursday, September 12, 2013 3:51:46 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.

Male, 50-59, Europe
 6282 Posts
Thursday, September 12, 2013 2:46:01 PM
I've never heard #1 in the UK. Surely that would have made the news before now.

Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 361 Posts
Thursday, September 12, 2013 1:13:50 PM
Number 2 doesn't seem very disturbing. Those clowns had it coming.

Male, 50-59, Western US
 33911 Posts
Thursday, September 12, 2013 1:05:58 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.

Male, 50-59, Southern US
 2101 Posts
Thursday, September 12, 2013 12:50:02 PM
#7 cracked me up... But they left off the list children's vaccinations(Do I know how to start an argument, or what?)

Male, 40-49, Eastern US
 6018 Posts
Thursday, September 12, 2013 12:42:35 PM
Sheesh. That's pretty chilling stuff there, Kitteh. =O.O=

Female, 18-29, Europe
 2041 Posts
Thursday, September 12, 2013 12:00:33 PM
that didnt explain a lot. the guilt was doesnt seem bad? surely everyones broken something in front of somebody?

Female, 40-49, Eastern US
 3906 Posts
Thursday, September 12, 2013 11:58:02 AM
That can't be true about the surgery, can it?

Male, 40-49, Midwest US
 4471 Posts
Thursday, September 12, 2013 11:55:44 AM
Jesus, that's some crazy sh*t.

Male, 40-49, Canada
 640 Posts
Thursday, September 12, 2013 11:51:07 AM
No mention of Josef Mengele? Odd

Female, 50-59, Europe
 6119 Posts
Thursday, September 12, 2013 11:49:50 AM
I actually feel quite sick at a few of those. Humans can be nasty buggers- worse than cats.

Female, 70 & Over, Eastern US
 1467 Posts
Thursday, September 12, 2013 11:18:07 AM
Link: 10 Disturbing Experiments On Children [Rate Link] - Sometimes science goes too far.

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