Primary sources

Primary sources is a great collection that bills itself as the Psychology in the New Millennium! Presently it contains 19 classic experiments often used in IB psychology:

1. Behavioral study
of obedience
by S. Milgram
 
2. Positive reinforcement
produced by electrical stimulation of the septal area
and other regions of the rat brain
by J. Olds
& P. Milner
 
3. Brain signal shown
to move a robot’s arm
by Sandra Blakeslee
 
4. Writings on Evolution
by Charles Darwin & Alfred Russel Wallace
 
5. The “visual
cliff”
by E.J. Gibson & R.D. Walk
 
6. Some observations
regarding the experiences and behavior of the BaMbuti
Pygmies
by C.M. Turnbull
 
7. Experts explore
deep sleep and the making of memories
by Sandra
Blakeslee
 
8. Conditioned emotional
reactions
by J.B. Watson & R. Rayner
 
9. Superstition in
the pigeon
by B.F. Skinner
 
10. Cognitive maps
in rats and men
by E.C. Tolman
 
11. Transmission of
aggression through imitation of aggressive models

by A. Bandura, D. Ross & S.A. Ross
 
12. Effects of decreased
variation in the sensory environment
by W.H. Bexton,
W. Heron & T.H. Scott
 
13. Cognitive consequences
of forced compliance
by L. Festinger & J.M.
Carlsmith
 
14. Civilization and
its Discontents-an excerpt
by Sigmund Freud
 
15. A therapist’s
view of the good life
by C.R. Rogers
 
16. The nature of
love
by H.F. Harlow
 
17. Objective responsibility:
clumsiness and stealing
by Jean Piaget
 
18. Opinions and social
pressure
by S.E. Asch
 
19. Bystander intervention
in emergencies: diffusion of responsibility
by
J.M. Darley & B. Latane

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